Journal article

Pyogenic granuloma of the cornea

M Papadopoulos, GR Snibson, PA McKelvie

AUSTRALIAN AND NEW ZEALAND JOURNAL OF OPHTHALMOLOGY | ROYAL AUSTRALIAN COLL OPHTHAL | Published : 1998

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Ocular pyogenic granulomata are uncommon and are often associated with a chalazion or previous ocular and adnexal surgery The avascular nature of the cornea may explain the rarity of pyogenic granulomata at this site. We report on a case of corneal pyogenic granuloma following previous corneal surgery. METHODS: Ophthalmologists who had treated the patient previously were contacted and earlier clinical notes and histopathological examinations were reviewed. The clinical course following excision of the pyogenic granuloma is described, as are the histopathological findings. RESULTS: Histological examination confirmed the diagnosis of pyogenic granuloma. Excision was followed by a c..

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