Unilateral tarsal amyloidosis

Arch Soc Esp Oftalmol. 2016 Nov;91(11):556-558. doi: 10.1016/j.oftal.2016.03.008. Epub 2016 Apr 14.
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Case report: A 23-year-old man presented with a unilateral left ptosis of two years onset. After ineffective treatment for vernal conjunctivitis for several months, the biopsy demonstrated tarsal amyloidosis. Surgical resolution of the case was anatomically and functionally satisfactory.

Discussion: Ocular amyloidosis is a rare disease that must be suspected with infiltrative mass lesions. Biopsy is the diagnostic method. Treatment should be individualised.

Keywords: Amiloidosis ocular; Congo red; Conjuntivitis vernal; Masas palpebrales; Ocular amyloidosis; Palpebral mass; Ptosis unilateral; Rojo Congo; Unilateral ptosis; Vernal conjunctivitis.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Amyloidosis / complications
  • Amyloidosis / diagnosis*
  • Amyloidosis / surgery
  • Blepharoptosis / etiology
  • Conjunctival Diseases / complications
  • Conjunctival Diseases / diagnosis*
  • Conjunctival Diseases / surgery
  • Conjunctivitis, Allergic / diagnosis
  • Diagnostic Errors
  • Eyelid Diseases / complications
  • Eyelid Diseases / diagnosis*
  • Eyelid Diseases / surgery
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Young Adult