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Severe Conjunctivochalasis in Association with Classic Type Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome

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source: BMC Ophthalmology

year: 2012

authors: Whitaker JK, Alexander P, Chau DY, Tint NL


Inferior conjunctivochalasis is common, but is rarely severe enough to require conjunctival excision. This report describes a patient with severe conjunctivochalasis who was subsequently diagnosed with Ehlers Danlos Syndrome, Classic Type.
A patient suffering from foreign body sensation, frequent blinking and bilateral inferior conjunctivochalasis was referred and treated by topical ocular lubrication. However, no improvement was observed prompting potential excision of conjunctivochalasis. Following patient consultation and clinical diagnosis including hypermobile joints and skin elasticity, poor wound healing and wide scar morphology, Ehlers-Danlos syndrome was confirmed in the patient.
This case highlights the need for direct patient questioning and provides the first reported association between conjunctiovochalasis and Ehlers-Danlos syndrome.

organization: Queen Medical Centre, University of Nottingham

DOI: 10.1186/1471-2415-12-47

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