Print ISSN: 2790-0207

Online ISSN: 2790-0215

Keywords : Childhood diseases

Development of Chronic Conjunctival Swelling in Association with Congenital Lymphedema

Brian Campolattaro; Abdulhameed Abdulmajeed Hassan; Francine Beli

Kirkuk Journal of Medical Sciences, 2013, Volume 1, Issue 2, Pages 48-51
DOI: 10.32894/kjms.2021.169477

Although the association between the conjunctival swelling & lymphedema is rare, but this may occur, most of the cases described are part of the lymphedema distichiasis syndrome, this is the first case reported in North America where patient developed many years after birth (when the patient is 9 years old) an isolated chronic conjunctival swelling (not associated with any syndrome affecting the eyes) in association with congenital lymphedema of the feet.