The Ophthalmology Unit,  Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS), Kuching, Sarawak.

The Ophthalmology Department, Sarawak General Hospital, Kuching, Sarawak, East Malaysia.




Photo by Professor Chua Chung Nen

This 20 year-old woman complained of recurrent irritation of the right eye since childhood. Her usual ophthalmologist attributed this to in-growing eyelashes and had repeatedly carried out epilation when the eye became irritable. Examination revealed the cause to be epiblepharon.


There are several surgical techniques for epiblepharon. In her case, we chose the easiest technique ie. everting sutures which could be performed in the shortest possible time in the out-patient. The patient was symptom-free at the 4-month out-patient review.


Bilateral epiblepharon but only the right eyelashes were rubbing against the cornea.


The appearance of the eyelid immediately after 3 everting sutures.

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