Rasan Burhan and Lana Faraj
University of Dundee, UK
Posters & Accepted Abstracts: J Clin Exp Ophthalmol
This report describes the case of a young 7-year-old child who presented with a four-month history of raised superior conjunctival lesions in both eyes and subsequently underwent a conjunctival biopsy in the right eye. He was not known to have either of the congenital disorders and subsequent biopsy revealed an epithelium consisting of irregular, ectatic thin-walled channels lined by a bland single layered epithelium which expressed both CD31 and D2-40. No cytokeratin (Cam 5.2) or EMA was expressed in the report. It was concluded that the features highlighted were likely due to an underlying conjunctival haemangioma or lymphangioma.
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Burhan is a junior doctor with an interest in Ophthalmology. During his time at medical school he set up the Student Ophthalmology Society which involved a collaborative effort to introduce students to the fundamentals of eye anatomy and physiology. Dr Faraj is an Ophthalmic Specialty Trainee who has a special interest in the Cornea and Ocular surface, having worked with Professor Harminder Dua within a research team that won the Research Project of the Year at the Times Higher Education Awards 2014.