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Year : 2022  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 1007

Unilateral upper eyelid ectopic cilia in a 4-year-old child


Department of Ophthalmology, Jawaharlal Institute Postgraduate Medical Education and Research, Puducherry, India

Date of Web Publication11-Oct-2022

Correspondence Address:
Sandip Sarkar
Senior Resident of Ophthalmology, Jawaharlal Institute Postgraduate Medical Education and Research, Puducherry - 605 006
India
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DOI: 10.4103/ijo.IJO_922_22

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Sarkar S, Balaraj S, Kasturi N, Ramachandar H. Unilateral upper eyelid ectopic cilia in a 4-year-old child. Indian J Ophthalmol Case Rep 2022;2:1007

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Sarkar S, Balaraj S, Kasturi N, Ramachandar H. Unilateral upper eyelid ectopic cilia in a 4-year-old child. Indian J Ophthalmol Case Rep [serial online] 2022 [cited 2022 Nov 27];2:1007. Available from: https://www.ijoreports.in/text.asp?2022/2/4/1007/358196



Congenital ectopic cilia of the eyelid is rare and presents as a bunch of grouped hair on the lateral quadrant of the upper eyelid or conjunctival surface of the eyelid.[1] The embryologic origin is unknown, and few cases have been reported.[2],[3],[4] A 4-year-old female child presented ectopic cilia, with approximately 15 hairs over the right upper lid since birth [Figure 1]a. The hair was initially short, but grew along with eyelashes. At the request of the parents, the lash-bearing skin and subcutaneous tissue were excised, and the skin was opposed with interrupted sutures [Figure 1]b.
Figure 1: (a) Clinical photograph showing ectopic cilia arising from the superotemporal aspect of the right upper eyelid, (b) the lash-bearing skin and subcutaneous tissue were excised en bloc

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Chen TS, Mathes EF, Gilliam AE. Ectopic eyelashes” (ectopic cilia) in a 2-year-old girl: brief report and discussion of possible embryologic origin. Pediatr Dermatol 2007;24:433-5.  Back to cited text no. 1
    
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Chappell MC, Spencer W, Day SH, Silkiss RZ. Congenital ectopic cilia of the upper eyelid. Ophthalmic Plast Reconstr Surg 2011;27:e42-4.  Back to cited text no. 2
    
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Nakra T, Blaydon SM, Durairaj VD, Shinder R. Congenital upper eyelid ectopic cilia. J Pediatr Ophthalmol Strabismus 2011;48:e16-8.  Back to cited text no. 3
    
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Baghestani S, Banihashemi SA. Ectopic cilia in a 14-year-old boy. Pediatr Dermatol 2011;28:55-6.  Back to cited text no. 4
    


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