Indian Journal of Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology

A Histopathological study of eyelid lesions at a tertiary care Hospital

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Article Type : Research Article

Author Details: Vivek Naik,Suresh Mandrekar*,Sangeeta Amoncar,R G. Wiseman Pinto,Priyanka BC

Volume : 5

Issue : 3

Online ISSN : 2395-1451

Print ISSN : 2395-1443

Article First Page : 348

Article End Page : 351


Introduction: Eyelids are affected by a variety of benign and malignant conditions. A clinical diagnosis is not always correct and hence a histo-pathological study of the lesions is necessary to arrive at correct diagnosis.
Aims and Objectives: To study the prevalence of various eyelid lesions at a teaching hospital and to compare the same with other studies.
Materials and Methods: The study was conducted over a seven year period from January 2009 to December 2015 at Goa Medical College, Bambolim Goa. A total of 100 patients who presented to the Ophthalmology and Plastic surgery department with eyelid lesions and who were operated were included. Histopathological examination of the excised specimens was conducted using standard processing technique and taking 5 micron sections and staining by Hematoxylin and Eosin technique.
Results: A total of 100 lesions were studied, of which 50(50%) were non-neoplastic and 50(50%) were neoplastic which included 41(41%) benign tumors and 9(9%) malignant tumors. The age group ranged from 2 to 85 years with the youngest patients (2 patients who were 2yrs old) presenting with pyogenic granuloma and a dermoid cyst of the eyelid respectively and the oldest was a 85 year old female with intradermal melanocytic naevus of Left upper eyelid.

Keywords: Benign, Eyelid, Lesions, Malignant.

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