J Pediatr Res | Volume 5, Issue 1 | Case Report | Open Access

Bilateral Congenital Upper Eyelid Eversion in a Newborn

Katerina Gregoriou1, Ioanna Saouri1, Evanthia Vasileiadou1, Elisavet Efstathiou1 and Adamos Hadjipanayis2*

1Department of Pediatrics, Larnaca General Hospital, Cyprus 2Department of Pediatrics, Larnaca General Hospital, European University of Cyprus, Cyprus

*Correspondance to: Adamos Hadjipanayis 

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Congenital upper eyelid eversion is a rare condition of unknown etiology. It is more common in newborns of black origin and it has been associated with trisomy 21 and colloidal skin. Usually, it resolves spontaneously with conservative treatment apart from rare cases that require more invasive-surgical techniques. Limited number of cases has been published in literature since 1896, the year it was first reported. Our case report involves an otherwise healthy Afro-Caribbean male newborn who presented with bilateral palpebral eversion at birth and he was treated conservatively with complete resolution. All health care professionals involved in the treatment of neonates should be aware of this condition in order to calm down the horrified parents and ensure that appropriate treatment is instigated.


Congenital eyelid eversion; Congenital ectropion; Chemosis


Gregoriou K, Saouri I, Vasileiadou E, Efstathiou E, Hadjipanayis A. Bilateral Congenital Upper Eyelid Eversion in a Newborn. Ann Pediatr Res. 2021;5(1):1056..

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