alexa Eyelid Alterations in Involutional Ectropion
ISSN: 2155-9570

Journal of Clinical & Experimental Ophthalmology
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Research Article

Eyelid Alterations in Involutional Ectropion

Silvana A. Schellini1*, Erika Hoyama1, Claudia A. Shiratori1, Mariangela E.A.Marques2 and Carlos R.Padovani3
1Department of Ophthalmology– Botucatu School of Medicine UNESP – Botucatu, SP, Brazil
2Department of Pathology – Botucatu School of Medicine UNESP – Botucatu, SP, Brazil
3Department of Biostatistics – Bioscience Institute – UNESP – Botucatu, SP, Brazil
Corresponding Author : Silvana Artioli Schellini
Depto de OFT/ORL/CCP
Faculdade de Medicina de Botucatu – UNESP
Campus Universitário, Cep-18618- 000 – Botucatu City- São Paulo State- Brazil
E-mail: [email protected]
Received December 23, 2010; Accepted February 21, 2011; Published February 23, 2011
Citation: Schellini SA, Hoyama E, Shiratori CA, Marques MEA, Padovani CR (2011) Eyelid Alterations in Involutional Ectropion. J Clinic Experiment Ophthalmol 2:135. doi:10.4172/2155-9570.1000135
Copyright: © 2011 Schellini SA, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
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Purpose: To describe the histological features of eyelid tissue in involutional ectropion carriers.
Methods: An interventional case series study was performed evolving 52 involutional eyelid ectropion carriers submitted to Tarsal strip surgery. A full-thickness eyelid fragment was evaluated by light microscope and results were statistical analyzed.
The conjunctival substantia propria had an inflammatory mononuclear process. Meibomian glands and eyelash follicles were enlarged. Inflammatory cells permeated the glands and eyelashes follicles. Orbicularis muscle fibers were replaced by fibrosis in some areas. Solar elastosis and epithelial squamous cell metaplasia were also observed in the skin epithelium.
Conclusion: Eyelid ectropion is associated with important lid margin alterations affecting the glands, eyelashes, and orbicularis muscle. Inflammation and fibrosis compromise and disturb eyelid function.


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