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Indian J Ophthalmol. 2019 Dec;67(12):2083-2085. doi: 10.4103/ijo.IJO_439_19.

Vitrectomy as a treatment modality in vitreous seeding secondary to ciliary body melanocytoma.

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Department of Vitreo-Retina and Ocular Oncology, Sankara Eye Hospital, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India.

Abstract

Melanocytoma is a locally invasive intraocular tumor usually located in the optic nerve head, iris, ciliary body and choroid. Melanocytoma can undergo necrosis and lead to pigment dispersion. We report a case of melanocytoma of the ciliary body with vitreous seeds filling the vitreous cavity. A sub conjunctival pigmented lesion was seen due to extra scleral extension of the tumor. The diagnosis of melanocytoma was confirmed by biopsy of the sub conjunctival lesion. Pars plana vitrectomy was performed to clear the vitreous cavity with good visual recovery.

KEYWORDS:

Melanocytoma; pars plana vitrectomy; vitreous seeding

PMID:
31755468
DOI:
10.4103/ijo.IJO_439_19
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