International Ophthalmology

, Volume 38, Issue 5, pp 2175–2178 | Cite as

Isolated severe microblepharon in a neonate: a rare case

  • Rachna Meel
  • Saranya DeviEmail author
  • Anita Ganger
  • Manasa S
  • Neelam Pushker
Case Report



To report a rare case of isolated severe microblepharon in a neonate.


A 27 days old male child was brought by parents with redness, photophobia and discharge for two weeks. Thorough ophthalmological and systemic examination was performed.


The diagnosis of isolated severe microblepharon with infectious keratitis was made. After the appropriate management of infectious keratitis and achieving complete resolution, the child was subjected to bilateral lid reconstruction was done in the form of upper lid skin grafting and tarsorrhaphy and the patient is being followed up.


A rare case of bilateral isolated severe microblepharon affecting all four eyelids is being reported. Urgent surgical intervention is recommended in such cases in order to achieve good corneal coverage which results in faster healing of infective keratitis and a good visual outcome.


Congenital anomaly Eyelid Microblepharon 


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Conflict of interest

The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest

Informed consent

The patient’s parents consented to the submission of the case report to the journal.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Rachna Meel
    • 1
  • Saranya Devi
    • 2
    Email author
  • Anita Ganger
    • 2
  • Manasa S
    • 2
  • Neelam Pushker
    • 1
  1. 1.Oculoplasty and Ocular Oncology ServicesDr. RP Centre for Ophthalmic Sciences, All India Institute of Medical SciencesNew DelhiIndia
  2. 2.Cornea and Refractive ServicesDr. RP Centre for Ophthalmic Sciences, All India Institute of Medical SciencesNew DelhiIndia

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