d -- simple emollients like petroleum jelly or mineral oil with antibiotics if infected plus preservative free lubricants for the eye
The treatment is with simple emollients like petroleum jelly or mineral oil with antibiotics applied to the fissures if they become infected. Also, non-preservative eye lubricants should be used as needed. If cicatricial ectropian develops, it may be necessary to perform surgery on the eye lids using full thickness skin grafts. These can come from the patientís post auricular area, groin or forearm.
The following answer was provided by a consultant dermatologist:
"The photos are most likely nonbullous congenital ichthyosiform erythroderma, also called collodion baby. At birth the child is encased in a cellophane-like mebrane, which as it sheds leaves red patches and fissures. Ectropion is common. I'm not sure of the inheritance. Treatment: use simple emollients like petroleum jelly or mineral oil, and treat fissures with topical antibiotics if infected." [Pat Logan, MD]