Shah-Desai SD, Sandy C, Collin JRO. The lax eyelid syndrome or Progeria of eyelid tissues. “Orbit, Vol 23 (1), pp 3-12, 2004.
The lax eyelid syndrome was described by Van den Bosch and Lemij as an uncommon disorder seen in non-obese elderly people and characterised by chronic ocular surface irritation symptoms and a “floppy upper eyelid”. The authors present some new features of the lax eyelid syndrome.
The authors report five patients, belonging to a younger age group, who presented with premature laxity of all the eyelid tissues. This caused medial and lateral canthal dystopia and eyelid malposition including ptosis, entropion and ectropion. Initial surgical correction was often followed by recurrence after some time.