Three cases of congenital lid Coloboma

Hidetoshi Takahashi, M. Sato, M. Noro, M. Tamai, N. Kamiya, K. Misawa

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We managed 3 cases of congenital eyelid coloboma in the past 5 years. Case 1 was a female first seen at the age of 2 months because of a defect of about 6 mm in the left upper eyelid. Case 2 was a female first seen at 4 months of age because of a defect of about 4 mm in the left upper eyelid. In cases 1 and 2, lid coloboma was the only congenital anomaly. In case 1, blepharoplasty was performed by a plastic surgeon when the patient was 5 months old but stimulus-deprivation amblyopia occurred postoperatively. In case 2, blephaloplasty was performed by an ophthalmologist when the patient was 4 years old and visual acuity was good after the operation. After both of these cases, there was no functional disturbance of the eyelid and corneal disturbance was improved. In case 3, a female first seen at 5 months of age, a defect was present in the lateral portion of both lower eyelids and facial anomalies and mandibular hypoplasia were also present. At present, we are observing case 3 for visual acuity, corneal disturbance, or other abnormalities. The outcome of eyelid coloboma was considered comparatively good but examinations by an ophthalmologist were needed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)55-58
Number of pages4
JournalFolia Ophthalmologica Japonica
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2001 Jan 1


  • Blephaloplasty
  • Congenital Lid Coloboma
  • Corneal Disturbance
  • Stimulus Deprivation Ambryopia
  • Visual Prognosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology


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