The Ophthalmology Unit, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS), Kuching, Sarawak.
The Ophthalmology Department, SarawakGeneralHospital,
Kuching, Sarawak, East Malaysia.
Upper lid coloboma with
Photo by Professor Chua
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.