Indian Journal of Ophthalmology - Case Reports

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

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


Sandip Sarkar, Srihari Balaraj, Nirupama Kasturi, Hemanth Ramachandar 
 Department of Ophthalmology, Jawaharlal Institute Postgraduate Medical Education and Research, Puducherry, India

Correspondence Address:
Sandip Sarkar
Senior Resident of Ophthalmology, Jawaharlal Institute Postgraduate Medical Education and Research, Puducherry - 605 006
India




How to cite this article:
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;2:1007-1007


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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 2023 Feb 6 ];2:1007-1007
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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}

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