Unilateral microblepharon

Ophthalmic Plast Reconstr Surg. 2004 Nov;20(6):467-9. doi: 10.1097/01.iop.0000144788.17878.04.


We report the clinical features and surgical treatment of a 15-year-old girl with unilateral microblepharon. The anomaly was characterized by a vertical shortage of upper and lower eyelid skin, causing nocturnal lagophthalmos, corneal exposure, and cosmetic deformity. Treatment consisted in hard-palate grafting and lateral tarsal strip suspension of the lower eyelid of the affected side. The outcome was considered satisfactory by the surgeon and by the patient. No further surgery was required.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Blepharoplasty / methods
  • Eyelid Diseases / congenital*
  • Eyelid Diseases / diagnosis
  • Eyelid Diseases / surgery
  • Eyelids / abnormalities*
  • Eyelids / surgery
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Suture Techniques
  • Treatment Outcome