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Ocular coherence tomography in lymphangiectasia.

Ocular coherence tomography in lymphangiectasia.

Oct 2011


Corneo-Plastic Unit and Eye Bank, Queen Victoria Hospital, East Grinstead, West Sussex, United Kingdom.



To report the aid of ocular coherence tomography (OCT) in diagnosing conjunctival lymphangiectasia and correlate clinical and pathological findings.


Single interventional case report. A 64-year-old man presented with a 2-year history of ocular discomfort, tearing, and a gradually enlarging lesion on the conjunctiva of his left eye.


Slit-lamp biomicroscopy revealed localized conjunctival swelling temporally in the left eye, with the lesion protruding between the upper and lower eyelids. Visante (Carl Zeiss-Meditec, Jena, Germany) OCT revealed clear fluid-filled spaces demarcated by septae within the elevated conjunctiva. The lesion was excised, and histopathology of the specimen showed features consistent with lymphangiectasia.


OCT, a valuable tool in imaging of the anterior segment, is also useful in evaluation of conjunctival pathology.


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