Congenital Eyelid Colobomas in 51 Patients

Grover, Ashok Kumar; Chaudhuri, Zia; Marlik, Sarmi; Bageja, Shaloo; Menon, Vikas
May 2009
Journal of Pediatric Ophthalmology & Strabismus;May/Jun2009, Vol. 46 Issue 3, p151
Academic Journal
Purpose: To review the clinical observations in the management of congenital eyelid coloboma. Methods: Fifty-one cases of congenital eyelid colobomas including the functional and cosmetic rehabilitation of patients who were treated over a period of 18 years with an average follow-up of 4.7 years were retrospectively reviewed. Results: Thirty-eight patients had an upper eyelid coloboma and 13 patients had a lower eyelid coloboma. Systemic associations included Goldenhar syndrome and Treacher-Collins--Franceschetti syndrome. Twenty-two patients with upper eyelid colobomas underwent surgery by direct apposition, eyelid sharing procedures, or a lateral rotation flap. Lower eyelid colobomas were repaired in 4 patients. Conclusion: Gratifying cosmetic and functional results could be achieved in all 26 patients who underwent surgery.


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