Neonatal corneal ulcer secondary to congenital entropion

Travis K. Redd, Robert C. Kersten, Davin Ashraf, Lauren Hennein, Gerami D. Seitzman

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Abstract

Purpose: To describe a case of central corneal ulceration in a newborn secondary to congenital entropion. Observations: Corneal ulcers during infancy are rare and may occur secondary to congenital structural anomalies, including congenital entropion. Correct anatomic eyelid position in newborns is challenging to determine with closed eyelids, and eyelid squeezing during crying and discomfort adds to this challenge. Conclusions and Importance: This report reinforces the importance of careful examination of the adnexa in infants with corneal ulcers while they are most comfortable, usually after topical anesthesia and prior to placement of eyelid speculum. Ophthalmologists caring for infants must be able to detect this condition because prompt entropion repair is necessary for corneal ulcer resolution and prevention of permanent vision loss.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number101371
JournalAmerican Journal of Ophthalmology Case Reports
Volume25
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2022
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Congenital entropion
  • Infectious keratitis
  • Pediatric corneal ulcer

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology

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