Symblepharon

Image and content excerpted from the VisualDx clinical decision support system.


Image of Symblepharon

VisualDx images show variation in age, skin color, and disease stage. VisualDx has 6 images of Symblepharon.

Full text and additional images for Symblepharon are available in the following VisualDx packages:

Complete

See descriptions of all packages available or sign up for a Free 30-Day Trial of the Essentials Package.


ICD Codes

ICD-9-CM:
372.63 – Symblepharon

ICD-10-CM:
H11.239 – Symblepharon, unspecified eye

Synopsis

By definition, a symblepharon is an adhesion between the eyelid and the eyeball. It can involve just one lid or both. This adhesion of subepithelial scarring can lead to other lid complications such as aberrant lash growth and entropion. Symblepharon can develop as a complication of several diseases and/or etiologies that include:
  • Severe dry eye syndrome
  • Stevens-Johnson syndrome
  • Cicatricial pemphigoid
  • Chemical injury
  • Erythema multiforme
  • Bullous pemphigus
  • Conjunctival infections associated with conjunctival scaring such as chlamydial, vernal, atopic, and bacterial conjunctivitis
  • Epidemic keratoconjunctivitis
  • Burns
  • Toxic epidermal necrosis
Thus, presentation may be dependent upon the etiology. For most patients, the common symptoms include:
  • Redness
  • Tearing
  • Burning sensation
  • Foreign body sensation
  • Photophobia
  • Lid heaviness
  • Blepharospasm
Finally, patients can also present with ocular motility disorders, diplopia, entropion, and inadequate lid closure.

Try VisualDx FREE for 30 days

VisualDx is your key to a faster, more accurate diagnosis.

Sign up today and receive a FREE 30-day trial to the VisualDx Essentials Package.

Your VisualDx subscription includes mobile access via our Apple and Android apps.

VisualDx is a web-based clinical decision support system used in over 1,500 hospitals and large clinics. Learn more.

Get your FREE 30-day trial