Congenital alacrima in a 17-month-old boy: a case report

Alacrima is a rare disorder defined as decreased or absent tear production that is mostly manifested from birth. It may occur as isolated due to congenital aplasia/hypoplasia or impaired innervation of the lacrimal gland and associated structures, but it may also be part of a rare, predominantly genetic disorder. We present a case of a boy with congenital alacrima, discuss diagnostic work-up and review differential diagnosis of dry eye with emphasis on disorders that occur in childhood. Key words: LACRIMAL APPARATUS DISEASES – con genital, genetics, diagnosis; DRY EYE SYNDROMES
Category: Case report
Volume: Vol. 64, No 3, july - september 2020
Authors: Freja Bagatin, Renata Iveković, Adriana Bobinec, Maja Malenica Ravlić, Zoran Vatavuk
Reference work: Paediatr Croat. 2020;64:200-6

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