EyeRounds Online Atlas of Ophthalmology
Contributor: Jesse Vislisel, MD
Photographer: Antoinette Venckus, CRA
Pyogenic granulomas are formed when there is abnormally vigorous proliferation of granulation tissue. They appear as vascular growths with smooth surfaces, usually at the site of previous ocular surgery.
Figure 1: The patient in these photographs developed this lesion after undergoing a scleral buckle procedure for the repair of a retinal detachment. The growth was later excised and pathology findings were consistent with pyogenic granuloma.
Contributor: Tressa Larson, OD, FAAO
Photographer: Mark Greiner, MD
Figure 2: These photos are from a patient who had previously had intracanalicular punctal plugs.
Contributor: Robert B. Dinn, MD and Jordan M. Graff, MD, University of Iowa
February 8, 2008
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Figure 3: This lesion occurred a few months after undergoing canalicular repair. The lesion was surgically excised and the pathology specimen showed extensive granulation tissue with parenchymal hemorrhage.
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