Scleral melanocytoma

Ophthalmology. 1982 Feb;89(2):178-82. doi: 10.1016/s0161-6420(82)34843-5.


An 81-year-old black woman with severe rheumatoid arthritis presented with an enlarging black lesion on the medial sclera of the left eye. Scleromalacia perforans was suspected. At surgical exploration, a deeply pigmented tumor was encountered, with extension into the orbit, along the medial rectus muscle. Biopsy revealed a benign melanocytoma.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Eye Neoplasms / diagnosis*
  • Eye Neoplasms / pathology
  • Eye Neoplasms / surgery
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Melanoma / diagnosis*
  • Melanoma / pathology
  • Melanoma / surgery
  • Sclera / pathology*