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Case Report - Ophthalmology Case Reports (2021) Volume 5, Issue 2

Bilateral ankyloblepharon following traditional eye medication use- case report.

Traditional ocular medicines are reported to be responsible for 8-10% of corneal blindness in Africa. The sequelae might not be reversible or very expensive to manage. We present a 22 year old unemployed female who was bilaterally blind and was unable to open both lids for 5 years following her visit to the traditional healer where she applied traditional eye medications to both eyes in a community in South western part of the Nigeria. On examination, we found a generalized depressed young girl with total Ankyloblepharon bilaterally. We found it difficult to assess the visual acuity due to Ankyloblepharon in both eyes. A restorative Adhesiolysis with keratoepitheliectomy was done.

Author(s): Omotoye J Olusola*, Ajayi Iyiade A , Salami Kayode

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