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Birthmark in the eye!

𝘊𝘰𝘯𝘫𝘶𝘯𝘤𝘵𝘪𝘷𝘢𝘭 𝘯𝘦𝘷𝘶𝘴⁣ ● Most common melanocytic conjunctival tumour⁣ ● Benign growth, risk of malignancy <1%⁣ ● Types: Compound, Subepithelial and Junctional⁣ ● Noticed in the first or second decade⁣



𝘈𝘱𝘱𝘦𝘢𝘳𝘢𝘯𝘤𝘦:⁣ ● Slightly elevated, size can vary⁣ ● Can be pigmented or non-pigmented⁣ ● Many of them contain cystic components⁣ ● Most commonly present near the limbus⁣ ● Uncommon locations: plica, caruncle, fornix, tarsus⁣ ● Can become inflamed in children and adolescents, and may increase in size during pregnancy and sun exposure⁣ 𝘚𝘪𝘨𝘯𝘴 𝘰𝘧 𝘮𝘢𝘭𝘪𝘨𝘯𝘢𝘯𝘤𝘺:⁣ ● Unusual site- palpebral/forniceal conjunctiva⁣ ● Feeder vessels⁣ ● Sudden growth or increase in pigmentation⁣ ● Occurrence after 2nd decade⁣ 𝘔𝘢𝘯𝘢𝘨𝘦𝘮𝘦𝘯𝘵:⁣ ● Periodic annual observation with slit lamp examination⁣ ● Serial photographs⁣ ● Excision for cosmetic indication/ suspected growth⁣ www.ophthalmobytes.com Image from Rajan Eye Care Hospital ⁣ #ophthalmology #ophthal #doctor #health #medical #vision #education #optometry #medicalstudent #optometrist #medicine #eye #ophtho #ophthalmologist #ophthalmo #med #medicaleducation #ophthalmologyresident #ophthalmologyresidency #conjunctiva #conjunctivalnevus #nevus #nevi #ocularsurface #ocularsurfacetumour #tumour #melanocyte

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