Anatomical Characteristics and Surgical Treatment of Bilateral Congenital Upper Eyelid Entropion in an Infant With Neonatal Progeroid Syndrome

Yazici B., Toka F., TAŞKIRAN ÇÖMEZ A.

OPHTHALMIC PLASTIC AND RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY, vol.30, no.6, 2014 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


Neonatal progeroid syndrome (NPS) is a rare, autosomal recessive disorder characterized by an aged face, wrinkled skin, decreased subcutaneous fat, and neonatal teeth. The authors describe herein a 2-month-old infant with NPS who underwent eyelid surgery for bilateral upper eyelid entropion and stromal keratitis. The preoperative examination revealed thin, narrow, and soft tarsal plates. The eyelids were large and floppy, and there was no preaponeurotic fat tissue. The entropion was successfully treated by the levator muscle advancing onto the tarsus, anterior lamellar repositioning, horizontal eyelid shortening, and canthal resuspension. Upper eyelid entropion may occur relatively frequently in infants with NPS, and the special anatomical features of the eyelid should be considered while performing entropion surgery.