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Year : 2022  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 870

A rare case of cilia incarnata internum

1 Department of Ophthalmology, Hindu Rao Hospital, New Delhi, India
2 Department of Ophthalmology, Shyam Shah Medical College, Rewa, Madhya Pradesh, India

Date of Web Publication16-Jul-2022

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Dr. Divya Ramraika
Department of Ophthalmology, Hindu Rao Hospital, New Delhi
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DOI: 10.4103/ijo.IJO_225_22

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Ramraika D, Chandravanshi SL. A rare case of cilia incarnata internum. Indian J Ophthalmol Case Rep 2022;2:870

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Ramraika D, Chandravanshi SL. A rare case of cilia incarnata internum. Indian J Ophthalmol Case Rep [serial online] 2022 [cited 2022 Aug 14];2:870. Available from: https://www.ijoreports.in/text.asp?2022/2/3/870/351138

A 38-year-old man presented to the outpatient department with complaints of foreign body sensation, watering in the left eye for three months duration. Slit-lamp examination revealed a misdirected eye lash running underneath tarsal conjunctiva from lid margin of upper left eyelid along with congestion of upper tarsal conjunctiva [Figure 1]. Vision was 6/6, and there were no other abnormal findings. We concluded with diagnosis of cilia incarnata internum. After anesthetizing the conjunctiva, cilium was removed with the help of epilation forceps. Cilia incarnata is caused in adults by mechanical misdirection of either lash follicles or the lashes themselves, which is a result of some abnormal lid condition.[1]
Figure 1: Slit-lamp image of left upper tarsal conjunctiva showing cilium protruding through conjunctiva in diffuse illumination (shown by arrow)

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Belfort R, Ostler HB. Cilia incarnata. Br J Ophthalmol 1976;60:594-6.  Back to cited text no. 1


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