Microblepharon: a case report

Ophthalmic Surg Lasers. Nov-Dec 2000;31(6):502-5.


Microblepharon is a rare congenital anomaly manifested by a vertical shortening of the eyelids. We describe the clinical presentation and surgical outcome of a patient with trisomy 21 and microblepharon. Microblepharon occurs in varying degrees and must be distinguished from ablepharon and cryptophthalmos. A variety of surgical options are available depending upon the degree of lid involvement.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Eyelid Diseases / congenital*
  • Eyelid Diseases / diagnosis
  • Eyelid Diseases / genetics
  • Eyelid Diseases / surgery
  • Eyelids / abnormalities*
  • Eyelids / surgery
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Reconstructive Surgical Procedures / methods
  • Skin Transplantation
  • Trisomy / genetics