ankyloblepharon

ankyloblepharon

 [ang″kĭ-lo-blef´ah-ron]
adhesion of the eyelids to each other.

ankyloblepharon

/an·ky·lo·bleph·a·ron/ (ang″kĭ-lo-blef´ah-ron) adhesion of the ciliary edges of the eyelids to each other.

ankyloblepharon

[ang′kə·lō·blef′ə·ron]
Etymology: Gk, agkylos, crooked + blepharon, eyelid
the adhesion of the ciliary edges of the eyelid to each other.

an·ky·lo·bleph·a·ron

(ang'ki-lō-blef'ă-ron)
Adhesion between upper and lower eyelids; seen most commonly in ocular inflammatory disease or in injuries related to burns.
[ankylo- + blepharon]

ankyloblepharon 

Partial or complete adhesion of the edge of one eyelid to that of the other. It may occasionally result from a cicatrizing lesion of the eyelid margins or following tarsorrhaphy. It may also be congenital in which case the eyelids are joined together by bands of tissue and this condition is called ankyblepharon filiform adnatum.

ankyloblepharon

fusion of the eyelids to each other along the lid margins. Normal in the newborn of some species, lasting about 10 days in puppies and kittens. Delayed separation may occur.
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The condition was diagnosed as Ankyloblepharon filiforme adnatum and managed surgically.
Keywords: Ankyloblepharon filiforme adnatum; congenital abnormality; eyelid
INTRODUCTION: Ankyloblepharon filiforme adnatum (AFA) is a rare benign congenital anomaly where the developing ciliary upper and lower eyelid margins remain fused until the fifth month of gestation, but may not be completely separated until the seventh month Ankyloblepharon filiforme adnatum is usually a sporadic isolated malformation.
DISCUSSION: Ankyloblepharon filiforme adnatum is characterized by the presence of isolated strands of extensile tissue passing between the upper and lower lid margins.
Congenital fusion of jaw and ankyloblepharon filiforme adnatum: Malformation and multiple systems anomaly.
Ophthalmic infections known to occur with HSV include blepharoconjunctivitis, keratouveitis, acquired ankyloblepharon, and membranous tarsal plaque.
Ocular involvement, including chemosis, blepharoconjunctivitis, keratitis, symblepharon, ankyloblepharon, cicatricial ectropion, and mydriasis, was reported in 89% of the affected birds.
Lamartine[1] in 2003 has described various well defined ectodermal dysplasia as Hypohidrotic (anhidrotic), Hidrotic (Clouston'syndrome), Ectrodactyly-Ectodermal dysplasia-cleft syndrome (EEC), Rapp-Hodgkin Syndrome, Hay-Wells syndrome or ankyloblepharon ectodermal dysplasia.
Ankyloblepharon is the condition characterized by fusion of the eyelids to each other along the lid margins.
The present paper deals with a case of bilateral ankyloblepharon congenita in a female calf of Bachhaur breed and its successful surgical management.
Key words: ocular trauma, ankyloblepharon, microsurgery, eyelids, psittacine birds, avian, cockatiel, Nymphicus hollandicus