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Cornea. 1997 Jul;16(4):498-500.

Solitary corneal myxoma.

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  • 1Instituto de Oftalmologia (INO), Lima, Peru.

Abstract

PURPOSE:

To report the clinicopathologic findings of a myxoma that arose in the subepithelial region of the right cornea of a 53-year-old man 4 years after successful treatment of an infectious corneal ulcer.

METHODS:

Histopathologic and histochemical evaluation of corneal tissue.

RESULTS:

This rare lesion appears to have originated from corneal stromal fibroblasts that reacted to an inflammatory stimulus and produced excessive amounts of glycosaminoglycans (hyaluronic acid) rather than normal collagen.

CONCLUSION:

Myxoma formation may require interruption of Bowman's layer and proximity of the scar to the epithelium.

PMID:
9220253
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