Consultant Dermatologist, PAF Hospital Islamabad, Pakistan.
Summary: The discoid lupus erythematosus (DLE) may present with a wide range of cutaneous lesions. However, the eyelid involvement has been only rarely reported. The involvement of eyelids may lead to potentially serious complications secondary to the scarring like ectropion, entropion, symblephron and loss of eyelashes. It is therefore important to diagnose and appropriately treat the eyelid lesions of DLE at an early stage. A case of DLE involving the eyelid which responded dramatically well to chloroquine and intralesional triamcinolone, is being reported.
Key Words: Eyelid, Discoid lupus erythematosus, chloroquine, triamcinolone.