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J Fr Ophtalmol. 1994;17(8-9):505-12.

[Bilateral complete cryptophthalmos. Illustration with a case. Review of the literature].

[Article in French]

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Service d'Ophtalmologie, Centre Jean-Abadie, CHU de Bordeaux.


One case of bilateral complete cryptophthalmos is reported by the authors. Cryptophthalmos refers to a group of uncommon congenital eyelid malformation that can occur alone or in combination with multiple congenital anomalies. The mode of inheritance in the complete cryptophthalmos is discussed. The surgical exploration was described and the general features of the cryptophthalmos syndrome and its variants were reviewed. The authors submitted a list of the congenital anomalies associated. The family examination and the lack of family history pleaded in favour of a sporadic case.

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