Ankyloblepharon filiforme adnatum- a case report & review of literature

  • Dr. Reena Sharma Assistant Professor, Department of Ophthalmology, UPUMS, Saifai (U.P.) India
  • Dr. Ifsa Sami Senior Resident, Department of Ophthalmology, UPUMS, Saifai (U.P.) India
  • Dr. Namita Sharma Senior Resident, Department of Ophthalmology, UPUMS, Saifai (U.P.) India
  • Dr. Sonali Singh Senior Resident, Department of Ophthalmology, UPUMS, Saifai (U.P.) India
  • Dr. Ravi Ranjan Professor, Department of Ophthalmology, UPUMS, Saifai (U.P.) India
Keywords: Amblyopia, Ankyloblepharon filiforme adnatum, Congenital abnormalities, Stratified squamous epithelium


Ankyloblepharon filiforme adnatum (AFA) is a rare congenital anomaly characterized by presence of bands between eyelids. It can present as an isolated finding or as a part of syndrome. A 2-month-old male was presented to us with multiple fine bands of skin in both the eyes. Rest examination was normal. Excision of these bands was done with satisfactory result. We also reviewed the literature for the disease and its association. Although rare, AFA can cause stimulus deprivation amblyopia if not treated in time. Thorough examination should be performed in such cases to rule out other systemic and ocular associations.


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DOI: 10.17511/jooo.2019.i04.08
Published: 2019-08-31
How to Cite
Sharma, R., Sami, I., Sharma, N., Singh, S., & Ranjan, R. (2019). Ankyloblepharon filiforme adnatum- a case report & review of literature. Tropical Journal of Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology, 4(4), 303-305.
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