Cryotherapy in phthiriasis palpebrarum.

  • K. Awan
  • Published 1977 in American journal of ophthalmology
A 5-year-old white girl had phthiriasis palpebrarum of both upper eyelids. Excellent cooperation by the patient permitted the destruction of adult lice and the nits by cryoapplication under the slit lamp. Cryotherapy seems to be a promising method of treating phthiriasis palpebrarum in a single office visit.