Papilloma

Squamous papilloma can occur on the conjunctiva of young children as either a sessile vascular lesion or as a fleshy papilloma-tous mass (Fig. 8.9). It is believed to be induced by human papillomavirus. If a conjunctival papilloma is not responsive to topical corticos-teroids, then surgical excision and conjunctival cryotherapy is prudent. In recalcitrant or multiply recurrent cases, topical mitomycin C, 5 fluo-rouracil, or interferon can be employed. In recurrent cases, oral cimetidine can be of benefit [20].

Fig. 8.8. Conjunctival dermoid

Fig. 8.9. Conjunctival papilloma

Fig. 8.10. Conjunctival nevus with cysts

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