Indian J Pediatr. Sep-Oct 1999;66(5):805-8. doi: 10.1007/BF02726274.


Cryptophthalmos, a very rare congenital anomaly of the eye, is characterised by skin passing continuously from the forehead to the cheek over a malformed eye. It may be isolated or more commonly as a part of Fraser syndrome. Cryptophthalmos is classified into three types: complete, incomplete and abortive. Surgical reconstruction is the modality of treatment available. We present a case of bilateral, complete, isolated cryptophthalmos, who has undergone stage 1 of reconstructive surgery.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Eye Abnormalities / surgery*
  • Eyelids / abnormalities*
  • Eyelids / surgery*
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Male