Eyelid melanocytic tumors
Melanosis oculi of eyelid

Author: Nat Pernick, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 4 May 2018, last major update February 2014

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Definition / general
Cite this page: Pernick, N. Eyelid: melanosis oculi of eyelid. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/eyeeyelidmelanosisoculi.html. Accessed July 21st, 2018.
Definition / general
  • Also called ocular melanocytosis
  • Rare congenital anomaly with variable hyperpigmentation of conjunctiva, episclera, sclera, uveal tract, possibly optic nerve
  • May be variant of nevus of Ota
  • Associated with ocular melanoma
  • Sclera appears blue due to deep uveal pigmentation (see Tyndall effect)