What are congenital malformations of the lids and eyes?

Also known as: congenital disorders of the eyes, congenital and developmental eyelid abnormalities, congenital anomalies of the eyes

Any problem with the eyes or eyelids that develops in a fetus while it’s still in the uterus is known as a congenital malformation of the lids and eyes. They can range from minor vision problems to severe deformities of the eyes or the surrounding facial structure, including small or missing eyeballs.

Reviewed by: Zenia Aguilera, MD

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