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Cornea. 2010 Nov;29(11):1328-9. doi: 10.1097/ICO.0b013e3181cf9963.

Secondary localized sectoral keratoconjunctival amyloidosis from ocular trauma.

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F.I. Proctor Foundation, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, California, USA.

Abstract

PURPOSE:

To report a case of unilateral localized sectoral conjunctival amyloidosis associated with corneal amyloidosis.

METHODS:

Case report.

RESULTS:

A 27-year-old woman with a history of ocular trauma presented with a limbus-based pink-yellow colored superonasal conjunctival lesion with adjacent superonasal sectoral corneal lattice-like changes. The lesion was monitored for 3 years with minimal enlargement, but conjunctival chalasis developed, which was bothersome to the patient. A conjunctival excisional biopsy confirmed the diagnosis of amyloidosis.

CONCLUSIONS:

To our knowledge, this is the first report of unilateral combined corneal and conjunctival amyloid deposition. Even more unusual was the sectoral distribution of the amyloid. This likely represents a local production and deposition of amyloid.

PMID:
20697284
DOI:
10.1097/ICO.0b013e3181cf9963
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