Eyelid melanocytic tumors
Melanosis oculi of eyelid

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Nat Pernick, M.D.
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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 May 28th, 2020.
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)
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