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CASE REPORT
Year : 2014  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 16-18

Primary conjunctival amyloidosis


Department of Ophthalmology, Calcutta National Medical College and Hospital, Kolkata, West Bengal, India

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Chandana Chakraborti
Department of Ophthalmology, Calcutta National Medical College and Hospital Kolkata, West Bengal
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0974-620X.127914

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A 19-year-old previously healthy male presented with a 4 year history of painless drooping of right upper eyelid.On eversion of the right upper eyelid, a yellowish pink mass was seen in the tarsal region. Rest of the ocular examination was normal in both the eyes. Initial biopsy showed chronic inflammation. Subsequently, the entire mass was excised and histopathological examination showed the presence of amyloid in the subconjunctival stroma. At 3 months follow-up, similar lesion was detected in the right lower, left upper, and lower lid, which were treated with cryotherapy, with partial resolution. Patient has been followed up for more than 2 years without any complaints. To our knowledge, this is the first case report of an isolated primary conjunctival amyloidosis with involvement of both the upper and lower palpebral conjunctiva of either eye. It was treated successfully by excision and cryotherapy.


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