Reactive lymphoid hyperplasia one month after LASIK surgery

  • Shantan Reddy
  • Paul T. Finger
  • Emil W. Chynn
  • Codrin E. Iacob
Case Report

DOI: 10.1007/s00417-005-0132-2

Cite this article as:
Reddy, S., Finger, P.T., Chynn, E.W. et al. Graefe's Arch Clin Exp Ophthalmo (2006) 244: 529. doi:10.1007/s00417-005-0132-2
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Abstract

Background

To describe a case of reactive lymphoid hyperplasia following laser assisted in situ keratomileusis (LASIK).

Methods

This observational case report describes a 31-year-old man who underwent LASIK and presented 1 month later with a fleshy, conjunctival (plical) tumour in the left eye. An excisional biopsy of the tumour was performed.

Results

Histopathology of the excised tumour revealed reactive lymphoid hyperplasia involving the left conjunctiva.

Discussion

Conjunctival lymphomas can masquerade as chronic conjunctivitis and can be preceded by reactive lymphoid hyperplasia. It is important to identify and differentiate these tumours. This report describes the unusual occurrence of a lymphoid conjunctival tumour after LASIK eye surgery.

Keywords

Lymphoid Hyperplasia LASIK Complication Tumour 

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag 2005

Authors and Affiliations

  • Shantan Reddy
    • 1
    • 3
  • Paul T. Finger
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • Emil W. Chynn
    • 2
  • Codrin E. Iacob
    • 2
  1. 1.The New York Eye Cancer CenterNew yorkUSA
  2. 2.The New York Eye and Ear InfirmaryNew YorkUSA
  3. 3.New York University School of MedicineNew YorkUSA

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