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Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg. 2008 Mar-Apr;24(2):165-6. doi: 10.1097/IOP.0b013e318166dd47.

Exacerbation of undiagnosed ocular cicatricial pemphigoid after repair of involutional entropion.

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  • 1Ophthalmic Consultants of Boston, Boston, MA, USA. mphatton@eyeboston.com

Abstract

We report a case of exacerbation of undiagnosed ocular cicatricial pemphigoid after repair of involutional entropion. A lateral tarsal strip was performed to address entropion in the setting of eyelid laxity. No evidence of ocular cicatricial pemphigoid was observed before surgery. Postoperatively the patient developed intense conjunctival inflammation and diffuse symblepharon formation. Conjunctival biopsy demonstrated immunoglobulin and complement deposition at the basement membrane consistent with ocular cicatricial pemphigoid. Clinicians should be aware of the possibility of underlying ocular cicatricial pemphigoid in all patients with entropion, including those without a cicatricial component.

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