Eye
Conjunctiva
Granulomatous conjunctivitis


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Revised: 8 October 2019

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PubMed Search: Granulomatous conjunctivitis [title]

Deepali Jain, M.D.
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Cite this page: Jain D. Conjunctiva: granulomatous conjunctivitis. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/eyeconjgranulomatous.html. Accessed October 17th, 2019.
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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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