Published Date: February 1, 1986

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Corneal hypoaesthesia in asymptomatic familial distichiasis

Authors: I Kremer, D Weinberger, S Cohen, I Ben Sira

Br J Ophthalmol. 1986 Feb;70(2):132-4. doi: 10.1136/bjo.70.2.132.


A 3-year-old child, his mother, and his uncle were found to have asymptomatic distichiasis accompanied by corneal hypoaesthesia. Slit-lamp examination of the mother and her brother revealed normal corneas, but bilateral punctate epithelial staining was found in the child. In addition the child suffered from corneal erosion in his left eye due to decreased tear secretion after left occipital craniotomy and C1 laminectomy.

PMID: 3947609DOI: 10.1136/bjo.70.2.132PMC: PMC1040936