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Prognosis for babies born with fused eyelids.
  1. G Cross,
  2. M Becker,
  3. P Congdon


    The overall mortality for babies referred to our unit with fused eyelids was 68.7%; but when severe skin bruising was present only one of 18 babies survived (5.6%). This compares with a survival rate of 75% for those not bruised at or soon after birth. Skin bruising invariably indicates a very poor prognosis in babies born with fused eyelids.

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