PMID: 2195148May 1, 1990

Abortive cryptophthalmos: a case report and a review of cryptophthalmos

Journal of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
W T WaltonF M Cornell


Cryptophthalmos is a rare, probably autosomal recessive condition in which the lid folds fail to separate in the embryo resulting in a continuous sheet of skin from the forehead to the cheeks covering the eyes. Cryptophthalmos has many variants and is usually associated with multiple other congenital anomalies. This article reports on an isolated case of "abortive cryptophthalmos" with multiple systemic anomalies. The surgical treatment is described and the general features of the cryptophthalmos syndrome and its variants are reviewed.

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