Journal of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus

Images in Pediatric Ophthalmology 

Infantile Facial Palsy With Exposure Keratitis

Faisal E. Ghadhfan, MD; Abdullah Al-Otaibi, MD; Arif O. Khan, MD

Abstract

The Images in Pediatric Ophthalmology column is a 1-page photo essay showing encounters in the field of pediatric ophthalmology.

Abstract

The Images in Pediatric Ophthalmology column is a 1-page photo essay showing encounters in the field of pediatric ophthalmology.

References

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A 4-Month-Old Female Infant with Hydrocephalus and a History of Prematurity (30 Weeks’ Gestation, 900 Gram Birth Weight) Was Evaluated Because of Left Corneal Opacity. Ophthalmic Examination Was Significant for a Left Facial Nerve Palsy and Ipsilateral Exposure Keratitis (Central Corneal Scarring with Thickened Epithelium and Vascularization). Lubrication and Eyelid Closure Were Prescribed.

Figure. A 4-Month-Old Female Infant with Hydrocephalus and a History of Prematurity (30 Weeks’ Gestation, 900 Gram Birth Weight) Was Evaluated Because of Left Corneal Opacity. Ophthalmic Examination Was Significant for a Left Facial Nerve Palsy and Ipsilateral Exposure Keratitis (Central Corneal Scarring with Thickened Epithelium and Vascularization). Lubrication and Eyelid Closure Were Prescribed.

10.3928/01913913-20090903-13

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