Volume 2007, Issue 1
  • ISSN: 0253-8253
  • EISSN: 2227-0426


We report a male, Qatari infant, born in September 2001 at Hamad Medical Corporation (Doha, Qatar) with bilateral, asymmetric cryptophthalmos. Parents presented first degree familial consanguinity, but negative for ocular abnormalities. General physical examination was unremarkable. Ocular exam showed incomplete variety in the right eye and complete on the left eye. Partially exposed right eye exhibited total corneal opacity. The left eye B Scan Ocular Ultrasound depicted anterior megalophthalmos and enlargement of globe's axial length. CT Scan revealed anterior chamber dysgenesis in the right eye, with normal posterior segment. Cryptophthalmos is a very rare inherited condition, mainly when it appears as an isolated case and not syndromic. To our knowledge, this is the first isolated non syndromic cryptopthalmos case reported in Qatar and in the Gulf countries.


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  • Article Type: Case Report
Keyword(s): Cryptophthalmos and eyelids malformations
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