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Am J Ophthalmol. 1997 Jul;124(1):107-9.

Surgical correction of incomplete cryptophthalmos in Fraser syndrome.

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Cornea-Genetic Eye Medical Clinic, Los Angeles, CA 90048, USA.

Abstract

PURPOSE:

To demonstrate favorable long-term visual outcome after ocular reconstruction in an infant with Fraser syndrome and with complete left cryptophthalmos.

METHODS:

Reconstruction of incomplete right cryptophthalmos in our patient was accomplished in a stepwise manner, beginning in the third week of life, by dissecting the eyelids from the cornea, reconstructing the conjunctival fornices with buccal mucosa, and repairing the upper lid coloboma in a flap reconstruction using the inferior eyelid margin.

RESULTS:

At age 3 years, the patient currently has good movement of the right eyelids when blinking, reasonable right tear function, and a visual acuity in the right eye between 20/200 and 20/360 on forced preferential looking.

CONCLUSION:

In selected cases of incomplete cryptophthalmos, oculoplastic and corneal surgery may result in useful vision and in good eyelid movement when blinking.

PMID:
9222242
DOI:
10.1016/s0002-9394(14)71653-8
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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