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Congenitally Anomalous Tented Eyebrows

Ing, Edsel B. M.D.*; Ing, Sabrina Y. B.Sc.; Ing, Tom G. M.D.*; Sanger, Bradley O.D.*

Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery: January 2001 - Volume 17 - Issue 1 - p 56-57

Purpose An uncommon congenital anomaly of the eyebrows is described.

Methods Case report and review of the literature.

Results Two articles in the English literature were found describing patients similar to ours.

Conclusions Congenital upward tenting of the midportion of the eyebrows, resembling the eyebrow line of an owl, is uncommon. This anomaly is thought to be transmitted in an autosomal dominant fashion and may be accompanied by myopia and strabismus, but has not been associated with systemic disease.

*Private practice, Windsor, Ontario; and †medical student, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Accepted June 12, 2000.

Address correspondence and reprint requests to Dr. Edsel Ing, Ing M.D. Eye Clinic, 1617 Ouellette Avenue, Windsor, Ontario, Canada N8X 1K9.

© 2001 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.