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

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



Upper lid coloboma with partial cryophthalmos

Photo by Professor Chua Chung Nen

This 9 month-old boy was referred from the peripheral hospital because of a right upper eyelid defect. The colobomatous defect was unilateral and there was skin attached to the cornea extending from the upper lid (partial cryophthalmos). In addition, there was an indentation of the nose and the right medial forehead. The area of indentation showed absence eyebrow. The appearance suggested that the defect may be caused by compression from the umbilical cord during gestation. Referred to case 9 in Case of the Week for repair of the defect in a different patient with similar condition.


Right medial colobomatous defect of the upper lid.


Indentation of the nose and the right forehead with absent right medial eyebrow.

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