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Non Infectious
Symblepharon in a recurrent pterygium case.

  • Clinical features:
    • Symptoms:
      • Ocular motility disorders
      • Diplopia
      • Entropion
      • Inadequate lids closure
    • Signs: adhesion between bulbar and palpebral conjunctiva
  • May occur as a complication of various ocular diseases such as: dry eye syndrome, Stevens-Johnson syndrome, cicatricial pemphigoid, chemical injury, erythema multiforme, pemphigus bullosa or as a complication of chemical burn.
  • Any conjunctival infections complicated with conjunctival scaring may cause symblepharon; chlamydial conjunctivitis, vernal, atopic, bacterial conjunctivitis and epidemic keratoconjunctivitis.
  • Management: may require oculoplastics procedure to release the symblepharon.

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