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369 Possible Causes for Thickened Eyelids

  • Primary Hypertrophic Osteoarthropathy

    Eyelid ptosis which is caused by thickened eyelids (blepharoptosis) is a less common symptom.[] On examination, the patient had coarse facial features, thickened eyelids and partial blepharoptosis.[] It is characterized by a combination of dermatologic changes (pachydermia or thickening of the skin) and rheumatologic manifestations (periostosis and finger clubbing).[]

  • Blepharitis

    Posterior blepharitis also leads to thickened eyelid margins and crusty eyelids.[] Clogging of the glands can result in thickened eyelid margins and crusty eyelids. Mixed blepharitis is when anterior and posterior types occur at the same time.[] Posterior blepharitis is a condition that results from a dysfunction of the eye’s tiny oil glands (meibomian glands) in the eyelids at the base of the eyelashes.[]

  • Seborrheic Blepharitis

    Symptoms of posterior blepharitis include inflamed and thickened eyelid margins, eyelid crusting and other symptoms that are often difficult to manage.[] Biomicroscopy: red, thickened eyelid margins, crusty debris on rarefied, partially broken lashes, conjunctival telangiectasia, low tear meniscus, further ophthalmologic examination[] Signs (observations that one makes) of blepharitis include red eyelid margins, swollen eyelids, thickened eyelids, increased shedding of skin cells near the eyelids, causing[]

  • Entropion

    Except for thickened eyelid margin, no complications were observed.[] To the best of our knowledge, this is the first histopathological study documenting thickening of the tarsus in involutional lower eyelid entropion.[] Although re-treatment with radio-frequency electrolysis (eight eyelids) and re-anterior lamellar recession (two eyelids) resulted in success in 12 eyelids with failure, two[]

  • Anterior Uveitis

    We report the case of a 13-year-old girl who consulted for blurred vision, pain, and redness in her left eye. Ophthalmologic examination revealed chronic, hypertensive, and non-granulomatous anterior uveitis. The disease course was marked by a reversal of diurnal rhythm, with daytime sleepiness and behavioral[…][]

  • Dilated Cardiomyopathy Type 2B

    Most affected individuals have characteristic physical features, including full lips, thickened eyelids, high-arched palate, and marfanoid habitus.[] […] type IIB (MEN2B) is an autosomal dominant hamartoneoplastic syndrome characterized by aggressive medullary thyroid carcinoma (MTC), pheochromocytoma, mucosal neuromas, and thickened[]

  • Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia Type 2B

    All patients had prominent corneal nerves, thickened eyelids, mild ptosis and eversion of the upper eyelids.[] Most affected individuals have characteristic physical features, including full lips, thickened eyelids, high-arched palate, and marfanoid habitus.[] The thickening of the lips and eyelids are secondary to the mucosal neuromas.[]

  • Trachoma

    Stage of intense inflammation – The eye becomes infectious and the upper eyelid becomes thickened and swollen.[] In this stage, your eye is now highly infectious and becomes irritated, with a thickening or swelling of the upper eyelid. Eyelid scarring.[] Repeated and recurrent infections, as is bound to occur in highly endemic zones, can lead to long-term complications such as the following: Thickened eyelid and scar formation[]

  • Acitretin

    Patients were presented with hoarseness and beaded eyelid papules, thickened frenulum, hyperkeratotic plaques and infiltrated warty papules and nodules.[]

  • Mucormycosis

    Nevertheless, physicians should consider ROCM when a patient with suspected orbital cellulitis presents with EOM limitation without swollen eyelids or thickening of the sinus[] (sinus mucosal thickening, full opacification, and air-fluid level) of both diseases were compared.[] The initial clinical manifestations (eyelid swelling, ptosis, extraocular muscle [EOM] limitation, conjunctival injection, and chemosis) and computed tomography (CT) findings[]

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