Eye
Conjunctiva
Granulomatous conjunctivitis

Author: Deepali Jain, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 25 April 2018, last major update October 2013

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PubMed Search: Granulomatous conjunctivitis [title]

Cite this page: Jain, D. Conjunctiva: granulomatous conjunctivitis. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/eyeconjgranulomatous.html. Accessed September 20th, 2018.
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  • Unilateral or bilateral (in systemic diseases)
  • Palpebral conjunctiva and upper lid more often in tuberculosis
Etiology
Clinical features
  • Eye discharge, watering, redness and itching
  • Often regional lymphadenopathy
Case reports
Treatment
  • Varies by etiology
  • Tuberculosis: anti-tuberculosis therapy, topical prednisolone
  • Excision in systemic conditions
Gross description
Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Chronic inflammatory infiltrate with epitheloid histiocytes and giant cells
  • Elastolysis and granulomatous inflammation in actinic granuloma
Microscopic (histologic) images

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