Management of inflamed conjunctival nevus with topical antiallergic medications: Case series

Kumiko Kato, Maki Takeuchi, Yuka Yonekawa, Yuzen Kashima, Koji Hirano, Mineo Kondo

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Abstract

Purpose: To report our findings in three cases of an inflamed conjunctival nevus whose size and degree of pigmentation were reduced by topical antiallergic and immunosuppressive ophthalmic solutions. Methods: Observational case series. Three patients with inflamed conjunctival nevus were examined by slit-lamp biomicroscopy, and the findings before and after the treatments were compared. Results: All three patients had a slightly pigmented and edematous conjunctival tumor at the corneal limbal area. The tumors were hyperemic, and papillae and follicles were present on the superior conjunctiva in all patients. All of the patients had an allergic predisposition. The antiallergic treatment not only resolved the hyperemia and edema of the palpebral conjunc-tiva, but also reduced the tumor size. In one case, the topical antiallergic agent alone led to a reduction of the tumor size. A combination of topical antiallergic agent and topical immunosuppressant was effective in reducing the tumor size and degree of pigmentation in the other two patients. Conclusion: The hyperemia and pigmentation in eyes with inflamed conjunctival nevus can be resolved by topical antiallergic agent and topical immunosuppressant without resection of the tumor.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)559-564
Number of pages6
JournalClinical Ophthalmology
Volume15
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2021

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Ophthalmology

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