Diagnosis, Treatment, and Surgical Repair in a Case of Isolated Conjunctival Lichen Planus Causing Cicatricial Entropion

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Abstract

A 50-year-old male presented with bilateral cicatricial entropion with subepithelial fibrosis and fornix foreshortening. Conjunctival biopsy showed lymphocytic infiltrate along the interface of the epithelium and lamina propria with linear, shaggy fibrinogen deposition along the epithelial basement membrane zone, supporting a diagnosis of lichen planus. The patient was treated with commercially available topical cyclosporine for 5 months after which bilateral lower eyelid splitting procedure with recession of the anterior lamella and complete excision of the lower eyelid lashes was performed.

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