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CASE REPORT
Year : 2022  |  Volume : 31  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 480-483

Congenital Ectropion in Three Babies in the University of Benin Teaching Hospital, Nigeria


Department of Ophthalmology, University of Benin Teaching Hospital, Benin City, Edo State, Nigeria

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Dr. Rachel Onyeka Enebe
Department of Ophthalmology, University of Benin Teaching Hospital, Benin City, Edo State
Nigeria
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/NJM.NJM_51_22

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Congenital ectropion is a rare condition affecting newborns, in which the upper eyelid is turned outwards. Its etiology and pathogenesis, while not yet clear, are associated with congenital lid disorders such as blepharophimosis syndrome, congenital ichthyosis, Down syndrome, and birth trauma, with a higher incidence among Africans. This article reports three cases of this rare condition and their subsequent nonsurgical management. It is important to diagnose this condition early to institute swift conservative care, rule out associated conditions, and ensure good vision in the patient.


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