Main Image

About Congenital ectropion uveae

What is Congenital ectropion uveae?

Congenital ectropion uveae is a rare eye condition that affects the uvea, which is the middle layer of the eye. It is characterized by the inward turning of the uvea, which can cause a variety of symptoms including decreased vision, eye pain, and inflammation. In some cases, the condition can lead to glaucoma or cataracts. Treatment typically involves surgery to correct the ectropion and restore normal vision.

What are the symptoms of Congenital ectropion uveae?

The most common symptoms of Congenital ectropion uveae include:

-Redness and Irritation of the eyes
-Excessive tearing
-Light sensitivity
-Blurred vision
-Pain in the eyes
-Corneal ulcers
-Retinal detachment

What are the causes of Congenital ectropion uveae?

The exact cause of congenital ectropion uveae is unknown, but it is thought to be related to genetic factors. Other possible causes include abnormal development of the eye during fetal development, trauma to the eye, or a congenital malformation of the eye.

What are the treatments for Congenital ectropion uveae?

1. Surgery: Surgery is the most common treatment for congenital ectropion uveae. The goal of surgery is to reposition the eyelid and restore normal eyelid function.

2. Artificial Tears: Artificial tears can help to lubricate the eye and reduce discomfort.

3. Antibiotic Eye Drops: Antibiotic eye drops may be prescribed to reduce the risk of infection.

4. Corticosteroid Eye Drops: Corticosteroid eye drops may be prescribed to reduce inflammation and improve the appearance of the eye.

5. Laser Therapy: Laser therapy may be used to reduce the size of the ectropion and improve the appearance of the eye.

What are the risk factors for Congenital ectropion uveae?

1. Family history of the condition
2. Maternal diabetes
3. Maternal rubella infection
4. Maternal use of certain medications during pregnancy
5. Premature birth
6. Low birth weight
7. Genetic syndromes such as Down syndrome, Turner syndrome, and Marfan syndrome

Is there a cure/medications for Congenital ectropion uveae?

There is no cure for congenital ectropion uveae, but there are medications that can help manage the condition. These medications include topical corticosteroids, cycloplegic agents, and topical antibiotics. Surgery may also be recommended in some cases.