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- Ocular motility disorders
- Inadequate lids closure
- Signs: adhesion between bulbar and palpebral conjunctiva
- May occur as a complication of various ocular diseases such as: dry eye syndrome, Stevens-Johnson syndrome, cicatricial pemphigoid, chemical injury, erythema multiforme, pemphigus bullosa or as a complication of chemical burn.
- Any conjunctival infections complicated with conjunctival scaring may cause symblepharon; chlamydial conjunctivitis, vernal, atopic, bacterial conjunctivitis and epidemic keratoconjunctivitis.
- Management: may require oculoplastics procedure to release the symblepharon