A symblepharon is a partial or complete adhesion of the palpebral conjunctiva of the eyelid to the bulbar conjunctiva of the eyeball. It results either from disease (conjunctival sequelae of trachoma) or trauma. Cicatricial pemphigoid and, in severe cases, rosacea may cause symblepharon. It is rarely congenital. Its treatment is symblepharectomy.

Broader Problems:
Eye diseases and disorders
Problem Type:
G: Very specific problems
Date of last update
04.10.2020 – 22:48 CEST