Seminars 2019


Dermatology or Ophthalmology? The Eyelid Margin Wars

Oct 25, 2019
Clinical Theater 1

Drugs or surgery? Ophthalmoscope or hand lens? Diseases of the eyelid are often thought to be an extension of ocular disease. But more often there is no ocular disease – and medical evaluation of the skin disease is required. Is it a dermatology problem or an ophthalmology case? This lecture reviews the basic anatomy of the eyelid, and presents a pictoral overview of the common diseases affecting the eyelids and the eyelid margins.

  • The anatomy of the eyelid is complex.
  • Eyelid disease -- especially when part of dermatologic disease, is rarely isolated.
  • It is necessary to examine both the eye globe and the skin surrounding the eye to assemble a differential diagnosis list.
Alexander Werner Resnick, , Dermatoloist - Animal Dermatology Center