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Distichiasis Differential Diagnoses

  • Author: Soheila Rostami, MD, FAACC; Chief Editor: Hampton Roy, Sr, MD  more...
 
Updated: Oct 14, 2015
 
 
 
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Author

Soheila Rostami, MD, FAACC Director, Rostami Ophthalmic Plastic Consultants

Soheila Rostami, MD, FAACC is a member of the following medical societies: American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Medical Association

Disclosure: Serve(d) as a speaker or a member of a speakers bureau for: Eclipse, Galderma, Mertz.

Specialty Editor Board

Simon K Law, MD, PharmD Clinical Professor of Health Sciences, Department of Ophthalmology, Jules Stein Eye Institute, University of California, Los Angeles, David Geffen School of Medicine

Simon K Law, MD, PharmD is a member of the following medical societies: American Academy of Ophthalmology, Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, American Glaucoma Society

Disclosure: Nothing to disclose.

Chief Editor

Hampton Roy, Sr, MD Associate Clinical Professor, Department of Ophthalmology, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

Hampton Roy, Sr, MD is a member of the following medical societies: American Academy of Ophthalmology, American College of Surgeons, Pan-American Association of Ophthalmology

Disclosure: Nothing to disclose.

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This picture demonstrates distichiasis of the lower lid. From Principles and Practice of Ophthalmology by Jakobiec.
This picture demonstrates distichiasis of the upper lid. From Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery: Prevention and Management of Complications by Dortzbach.
This picture demonstrates the cryotherapy of the lower lid with distichiasis. From Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery: Prevention and Management of Complications by Dortzbach.
 
 
 
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