Secondary localized sectoral keratoconjunctival amyloidosis from ocular trauma

Yousuf M. Khalifa, Michele M. Bloomer, Todd P. Margolis

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Purpose: To report a case of unilateral localized sectoral conjunctival amyloidosis associated with corneal amyloidosis. Methods: Case report. Results: A 27-year-old woman with a history of ocular trauma presented with a limbus-based pink-yellow colored superonasal conjunctival lesion with adjacent superonasal sectoral corneal lattice-like changes. The lesion was monitored for 3 years with minimal enlargement, but conjunctival chalasis developed, which was bothersome to the patient. A conjunctival excisional biopsy confirmed the diagnosis of amyloidosis. Conclusions: To our knowledge, this is the first report of unilateral combined corneal and conjunctival amyloid deposition. Even more unusual was the sectoral distribution of the amyloid. This likely represents a local production and deposition of amyloid.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1328-1329
Number of pages2
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 1 2010


  • amyloid
  • conjunctiva
  • cornea
  • localized amyloidosis


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