Indian Journal of Ophthalmology

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Year
: 2014  |  Volume : 62  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 365--367

Meibomian gland dysfunction in a case of ichthyosis follicularis with alopecia and photophobia syndrome


Tarannum Fatima, Umang Mathur, Manisha Acharya 
 Department of Cornea, Dr Shroff Charity Eye Hospital, Daryaganj, New Delhi, India

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Tarannum Fatima
D-6/2 IGIMS Shiekhpura, Patna, Bihar
India

We are reporting an interesting case of ichthyosis follicularis with alopecia and photophobia syndrome in a daughter and father from the Indian subcontinent associated with Meibomian gland dysfunction. A three-year-old female child presented with pain, redness and severe photophobia in both eyes since one month. Cutaneous examination revealed ichthyosis, absence of hair all over the body including eyebrows, scalp and angular cheilosis. Ocular examination revealed bilateral severe meibomianitis, multiple superficial punctate keratitides in right eye and corneal epithelial defect in the left eye. Other systemic features were prominent high forehead and large ears. Her father had similar symptoms. Her symptoms improved after adequate treatment of meibomian gland dysfunction. She is asymptomatic at present.


How to cite this article:
Fatima T, Mathur U, Acharya M. Meibomian gland dysfunction in a case of ichthyosis follicularis with alopecia and photophobia syndrome.Indian J Ophthalmol 2014;62:365-367


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Fatima T, Mathur U, Acharya M. Meibomian gland dysfunction in a case of ichthyosis follicularis with alopecia and photophobia syndrome. Indian J Ophthalmol [serial online] 2014 [cited 2020 Mar 29 ];62:365-367
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