Anna Gkountelia* and Wessam Mina
Department of Ophthalmology, BHRUT Hospitals, Queen’s Hospital, London, United Kingdom
*Corresponding Author: Anna Gkountelia, Department of Ophthalmology, BHRUT Hospitals, Queen’s Hospital, London, United Kingdom.
Received: May 16, 2022; Published: July 12, 2022
Amyloidosis is characterized by extracellular deposition of protein amyloid fibrils in tissues, including conjunctiva, which are insoluble in proteolytic proteins. Conjunctival amyloidosis specifically in the palpebral conjunctiva is a rare finding in clinical practice [1,4,5,7,10]. The authors described the case of a 37-year-old Bangladeshi origin female patient, with lesion located in the lower eyelid conjunctiva, elevated, well-defined, yellowish. Incisional biopsy of the lesion was performed, and the histological examination confirmed conjunctival amyloidosis. Conjunctival amyloidosis is a rare finding in the literature. The management of conjunctival amyloidosis depends on the extent of local involvement and patient’s general health status, varying from symptomatic, with use of ocular lubricants, to surgical, by removing the lesions.
Keywords: Conjunctival Amyloidosis; Eyelid; Amyloid Fibrils
Citation: Anna Gkountelia and Wessam Mina. “Lower Eyelid Conjunctival Amyloidosis: A Case Report".Acta Scientific Ophthalmology 5.8 (2022): 09-11.
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