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BMJ Case Reports 2018; doi:10.1136/bcr-2018-224557
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Eyes that cannot be seen: a rare case of ankyloblepharon filiforme adnatum (AFA) in a neonate

  1. Nawazish Shaikh1
  1. 1Department of Ophthalmology, Dr Rajendra Prasad Centre for Ophthalmic Sciences, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, Delhi, India
  2. 2Dr Rajendra Prasad Centre for Ophthalmic Sciences, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, Delhi, India
  1. Correspondence to Dr Rachna Meel, dr.rachnameel{at}gmail.com
  • Accepted 14 February 2018
  • Published 5 March 2018

Description

An infant aged 17 days was presented to our clinic with inability to open both eyes along with facial deformity. The vitals were found to be normal and no other systemic abnormality was recorded. On ocular examination, the child was found to have bilateral ankyloblepharon along with cleft lip and cleft palate. An urgent examination was done under general anaesthesia which revealed ankyloblepharon involving bilateral eye (figure 1A) barring a small area on the medial aspect of both eyelids. A probe was passed from the small …

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