EC Ophthalmology

Case Report Volume 15 Issue 7 - 2024

Ankyloblepharon Filiforme: About a Case at IOTA University Hospital

Tall Aichata1*, BA Kadiatou1, Toure Ousmane1, Mariko Brehima1, Toure Aoua Ibrahima1, Sogodogo Cheick1, Coulibaly Brainima1, Bamenta Ibrahim2, Konipo Ali1, Sidibe Fatoumata Tata1, Sangare Roucky1, Sidibe Moro3, Sissoko Modibo1, Diallo Seydou1 and Guirou Nouhoum1

1University Hospital Center, Institute of Tropical Ophthalmology of Africa (CHU-IOTA) Bamako, Bamako, Mali
2Ophthalmology Department, Somine Dolo Regional Hospital in Mopti, Mali
3Ophthalmology Department, Sikasso Regional Hospital, Mali

*Corresponding Author: Tall Aichata, Ophthalmologist at CHU-IOTA, Bamako, Mali.
Received: June 06, 2024; Published: July 01, 2024

Ankyloblepharon filiforme adnatum (AFA) is a rare congenital anomaly. This anomaly can be isolated or it is part of a well-defined malformation syndrome. The diagnosis is purely clinical and the treatment is surgical. We report a unilateral case of ankyloblepharon in a 3-months-old infant; referred for eyelid malformation observed since birth. Pediatric examination revealed no other congenital pathologies. The ophthalmological examination revealed a partial fusion of the upper and lower right eyelid by a thin central strip of abnormal tissue measuring approximately 3 mm in length and 1 mm in width; the rest of the ophthalmological examination was unremarkable. The treatment consisted of excision of the strip of tissue at the level of each eyelid margin. Post-postoperative follow-up was unremarkable.

 Keywords: Ankyloblepharon; Congenital Anomaly; Malformation Syndrome

Tall Aichata., et al. "Ankyloblepharon Filiforme: About a Case at IOTA University Hospital." EC Ophthalmology 15.7 (2024): 01-03.