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Question
Madarosis is seen in which among the following?
A. Angular conjunctivitis
B. Leprosy
C. Style
D. Sarcoidosis

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Answer : B. Leprosy

Explanation : 

Madarosis, refers to hair loss of the eye brows (superciliary madarosis) or loss of eyelashes (ciliary madarosis). Madarosis is seen in Leprosy.

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  • Leprosy is a chronic granulomatous disorder caused by Mycobacterium leprae, an acid-fast bacillus.
  • The early clinical signs of ocular leprosy are lagophthalmos, loss of the lateral portions of the eyebrows and eyelashes (madarosis), conjunctival hyperemia, and superficial keratitis, with interstitial keratitis beginning typically in the superior temporal quadrant of the cornea often supervening.

Reference : Page no: 15, Chapter: External eye disease, Clinical Ophthalmology by Sandeep Saxena/ 2e; Chapter 15. Ocular Disorders Associated with Systemic Diseases. In: Riordan-Eva P, Cunningham ET, Jr. eds. Vaughan & Asbury’s General Ophthalmology, 18e. Reference link

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