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Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

Conjunctival varix

Contributor: Jesse Vislisel, MD

Photographer: Brice Critser, CRA

Conjunctival varices are abnormally dilated venous channels within the conjunctiva. They are typically freely mobile relative to the sclera. These venous malformations are usually asymptomatic and do not require any specific treatment. They can be excised for cosmetic reasons, but one should be aware that they may have orbital extensions. abnormally dilated venous channels within the conjunctiva

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last updated: 09/02/2014
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