Epiblepharon-induced head tilt masquerading as torticollis

Benjamin P. Erickson, Wendy W. Lee

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A 10-month-old girl presented for ocular evaluation carrying a provisional diagnosis of torticollis. Her family reported that for the past 5 months, she consistently tilted her head to the left while twisting her chin toward the right shoulder. Her adnexal examination was notable for epiblepharon, with greater ciliary-corneal contact in the OS. It was therefore hypothesized that this posture was adopted to minimize ocular irritation. Her symptoms resolved immediately following a Hotz-Celsus procedure. To the best of the authors' knowledge, this is the first report of asymmetric ciliary-corneal contact from epiblepharon, resulting in preference for a head position mimicking a musculoskeletal abnormality such as torticollis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)e8-e9
JournalOphthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgery
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Ophthalmology


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