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J Fr Ophtalmol. 1999 Aug-Sep;22(7):755-9.

[Description of palpebral involvement in Fraser's syndrome].

[Article in French]

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Service d'Ophtalmologie, Hôpital Nord, Chemin des Bourrelys, Marseille.

Abstract

GOAL:

Fraser's syndrome is a rare multiple malformation involving the eyes, with cryptophthalmos. In its complete form, cryptophthalmos is a serious malformation with absence of eyelids and palpebral fissure. A review of ophthalmological signs is presented.

CASE REPORT:

A case of Fraser's syndrome is presented. Ophthalmological and somatic examination as well as evolution are described.

RESULTS:

Incomplete cryptophthalmos with symblepharon and bilateral palpebral coloboma are present. Surgical treatment with palpebral reconstruction allowed preservation of visual acuity in one eye.

DISCUSSION:

Ophthalmological signs are present in 93% of cases. Eyelid involvement such as symblepharon, and partial or complete coloboma are relatively frequent, whereas cryptophthalmos in its complete form are much more rare.

CONCLUSION:

Treatment involves palpebral reconstructive surgery in order to preserve visual function.

PMID:
10510755
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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