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A 43-year-old member asked:

Why are people with harlequin type ichthyosis disease born with red eyes?

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Dr. Michael Mong
38 years experience
The eyelids...: The eyelids of these children often are rolled out and pulled away for the eyes. This exposes the inside surface of the eyelids which is very vascular and causes the eyes to be exposed and become irritated. In addition, the eyes can often bleed. It is a very difficult situation.
Last updated Oct 13, 2012

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