|Year : 2023 | Volume
| Issue : 1 | Page : 258
A rare case of tetrastichiasis
Divya Ramraika, Shivcharan Lal Chandravanshi
Department of Ophthalmology, Atal Bihari Vajpayee Government Medical College, Vidisha, Madhya Pradesh, India
|Date of Web Publication||20-Jan-2023|
Department of Ophthalmology, Atal Bihari Vajpayee Government Medical College, Vidisha, Madhya Pradesh
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Ramraika D, Chandravanshi SL. A rare case of tetrastichiasis. Indian J Ophthalmol Case Rep 2023;3:258
A 42-year-old female presented to the outpatient department with complaints of itching and a diminution of vision in both eyes. Slit-lamp examination revealed four rows of cilia in both eyes [Figure 1] and posterior subcapsular cataracts. The best-corrected visual acuity was 6/12 in both eyes. The patient was asymptomatic in relation to the presence of four rows of cilia. We concluded with the diagnosis of tetrastichiasis. Tetrastichiasis is the presence of the fourth row of lashes.
|Figure 1: Slit-lamp photograph of the upper eyelid showing four rows of lashes|
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