Botulinum toxin for the treatment of congenital entropion

Gregory Christiansen, Brian G. Mohney, Keith H. Baratz, Elizabeth A. Bradley

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Abstract

Purpose To describe a case of congenital entropion presenting with ulcerative keratitis that was successfully treated with a single injection of botulinum toxin. Design Interventional case report. Methods A 3-week-old female infant with a corneal ulcer of the left eye since birth presented for evaluation. She was found to have entropion of the left lower lid. The pretarsal orbicularis muscle was injected with 5 units of botulinum toxin. Results Four days after treatment, the entropion had resolved and the corneal epithelial defect had healed. There was no recurrence of the entropion 7 months after botulinum toxin injection. Conclusions Injection of botulinum toxin can effectively treat certain cases of congenital entropion.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)153-155
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican journal of ophthalmology
Volume138
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2004

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  • Ophthalmology

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