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Acta Ophthalmol Scand. 2004 Apr;82(2):224-7.

Primary corneal myxoma.

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  • 1Department of Ophthalmology, Arhus University Hospital, Arhus, Denmark.



To present the clinical and histopathological characteristics of a corneal myxoma.


A 36-year-old, white woman presented with blurred vision and a whitish opacity on the left cornea. Clinical examination revealed a whitish, non-tender, 5 x 9 mm superficial tumour on the cornea. The tumour was excised and examined microscopically.


The tumour was composed of spindle-shaped cells in a myxomatous ground substance. Immunohistochemically, the tumour cells were positive for vimentin, muscle-specific antigen and smooth muscle antigen. The tumour was classified as a myxoma of the cornea. The origin of the tumour is discussed.


This is the second reported case of a corneal myxoma without prior corneal disease.

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