Journal of Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology

Journal of Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology
Open Access

ISSN: 2155-9570

Archimedes Lee D Agahan

Archimedes Lee D Agahan
Sentro Oftalmologico Jose Rizal Philippine General Hospital,
Taft Avenue, Ermita, 1000

  • Case Report
    A Case of a Corneal Melanoma with Superficial Stromal Involvement
    Author(s): Frances Marie DC Roa and Archimedes Lee D AgahanFrances Marie DC Roa and Archimedes Lee D Agahan

    Purpose: To report a rare case of a malignant corneal melanoma with superficial stromal involvement. Methods: This is a report of a 43-year old male who developed a gradually enlarging pigmented mass on the temporal limbus extending to the cornea of the right eye, accompanied by blurred vision. Ultrasound biomicroscopy revealed no conjunctival involvement, but with possible penetration of the Bowman’s layer. The patient subsequently underwent an excision biopsy using the “no touch technique” with cryotherapy. Results: On histopathologic examination, pigmented cells forming nests were seen extending from the corneal epithelium up to the stroma. This confirmed a diagnosis of corneal melanoma. Conclusions: Although uncommon, melanomas can present in the cornea with involvement of.. View More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2155-9570.1000316

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