1 Department of Pediatric Ophthalmology/ New York Eye & Ear Infirmary/ USA

2 Department of Surgery /College of Medicine/ Kirkuk University

3 Department of Pediatrics/ River Valley Pediatrics Clinic/ USA


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.