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ectopic cilia

Monday 16 November 2020

Definition : Cilia are normally found at the eyelid margin, while ectopic cilia are one or more lash follicles appearing in an abnormal position within the eyelid.

While anterior ectopic cilia are congenital, ectopic cilia in the palpebral conjunctiva may be acquired, and these aberrant cilia are associated with crypts of Henle and chronic inflammation.

Open references

- https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/22619655/