University of Iowa Health Care

Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

EyeRounds Online Atlas of Ophthalmology

Contributor: William Charles Caccamise, Sr, MD, Retired Clinical Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry

*Dr. Caccamise has very generously shared his images of patients taken while operating during the "eye season" in rural India as well as those from his private practice during the 1960's and 1970's. Many of his images are significant for their historical perspective and for techniques and conditions seen in settings in undeveloped areas.

Category: External Disease

Conjunctival cyst: huge

conjunctival cyst: huge

This fornix-based conjunctival cyst may be congenital or acquired. The history suggested the latter. The most likely clinical diagnosis is an acquired epithelial inclusion cyst of the conjunctiva. As an addendum, the eyelashes are especially luxuriant.The word hypertrichosis can be applied to their increased length and number - trichomegaly can be applied to the former and polytrichia to the latter.

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last updated: 02-08-2008