Lymphoid Tumor

Cojunctival Lymphoid Tumor 

  • There is an increased incidence in older people or patients with AIDS-related lymphomatous diseases.

Clinical features:

  • Symptoms: usually asymptomatic or mild ocular irritation and tearing.
  • Signs:
    • Slowly progressive, salmon-colored lesions that may be located in the forniceal, bulbar or palpebral conjunctiva
    • No sign of inflammation
    • May be associated with systemic lymphomas

Management:

  • Biopsy is always required.
  • CT-scan to asses orbital involvement.
  • Systemic evaluation.
  • Observation if small and asymptomatic.
  • Radiation or cryotherapy.
  • Surgical excision.