Congenital malposition of eyelids, unspecified, is a condition that is present at birth. It occurs when the eyelids are either malformed or improperly positioned. It can be caused by a genetic mutation, prenatal exposure to certain environmental toxins, or acquired during the birthing process.
This condition is typically diagnosed when a physical examination of the eyelids reveals an abnormality. Ophthalmologists may also use imaging tests such as CT scans or MRIs to help diagnose the condition.
Differential diagnoses include ptosis, blepharophimosis, and thyroid eye disease.
Treatment of congenital malposition of eyelids typically involves surgical correction of the malposition. Surgery can be performed to correct the malposition and improve the appearance of the eyelids.
With proper surgical correction, the prognosis for congenital malposition of eyelids is generally good. Patients should expect to have improved cosmetic results and improved vision following surgery.