Progressive hemifacial atrophy (Parry-Romberg syndrome): report of two cases

Ann Ophthalmol. 1979 Jun;11(6):953-8.


We describe 2 cases of progressive hemifacial atrophy (Parry-Romberg syndrome) with typical facial and ocular involvement. Ocular manifestations in these 2 cases include enophthalmos, due to fat atrophy, decreased corneal sensitivity, episcleritis, and band keratopathy. The slowly progressive changes were documented in one case over a 40 year period. Both cases were unilateral with limitation of the lesions at the midline.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adipose Tissue / pathology
  • Adult
  • Atrophy
  • Corneal Diseases / diagnosis
  • Eye Diseases / diagnosis*
  • Facial Hemiatrophy / diagnosis*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Orbit / pathology
  • Syndrome
  • Time Factors