Congenital eversion of the upper eyelid: a case report

Ophthalmic Plast Reconstr Surg. 1995 Dec;11(4):293-5. doi: 10.1097/00002341-199512000-00014.


Congenital ectropion of the upper lid is a rare condition that, if treated early, can be managed without recourse to surgery. We report a case in which an initial attempt at treatment with a pressure bandage failed, leading to a rapid worsening of the condition. A subsequent attempt at repositioning led to a respiratory arrest. Successful resolution occurred after taping of the lid. The case illustrates the need for early successful repositioning to break a cycle leading to increasing lid oedema; it also illustrates the importance of vigilance to the autonomic effects of lid manipulations in neonates.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Bandages
  • Ectropion / congenital*
  • Ectropion / therapy
  • Eyelids / abnormalities*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Male