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Am J Ophthalmol. 2004 Nov;138(5):882-4.

Sticky eyelid syndrome.

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John A. Burns School of Medicine, University of Hawaii, Straub Clinic and Hospital, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA. jkortvelesy@straub.net

Abstract

PURPOSE:

To report on patients seen with an unusual condition affecting the eyelids. The syndrome manifests as a temporary adhesion which forms between the upper and lower eyelid associated with laxity of the lower lid retractors. This results in a peculiar closure of the lids.

DESIGN:

Retrospective case reports.

METHODS:

Charts of affected patients were reviewed for their clinical histories, examination findings, external photographs, and the results of treatment.

RESULTS:

Ten consecutive patients with the associated findings were reviewed. All cases were unilateral. Seven patients were Asian and three were Caucasian. Nine patients were symptomatic; of these, all were treated conservatively except for one who requested surgery. Two cases are described and photographs are shown.

CONCLUSION:

Lower eyelid retractor laxity combined with a temporary adhesion between the upper and lower lid results in the clinical findings of Sticky Eyelid Syndrome.

PMID:
15531338
DOI:
10.1016/j.ajo.2004.05.066
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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