Reactive lymphoid hyperplasia one month after LASIK surgery.

To describe a case of reactive lymphoid hyperplasia following laser assisted in situ keratomileusis (LASIK).
This observational case report describes a 31-year-old man who underwent LASIK and presented 1 month later with a fleshy, conjunctival (plical) tumour in the left eye. An excisional biopsy of the tumour was performed.
Histopathology of the excised tumour revealed reactive lymphoid hyperplasia involving the left conjunctiva.
Conjunctival lymphomas can masquerade as chronic conjunctivitis and can be preceded by reactive lymphoid hyperplasia. It is important to identify and differentiate these tumours. This report describes the unusual occurrence of a lymphoid conjunctival tumour after LASIK eye surgery.
AuthorsShantan Reddy, Paul T Finger, Emil W Chynn, Codrin E Iacob
JournalGraefe's archive for clinical and experimental ophthalmology = Albrecht von Graefes Archiv für klinische und experimentelle Ophthalmologie (Graefes Arch Clin Exp Ophthalmol) Vol. 244 Issue 4 Pg. 529-31 (Apr 2006) ISSN: 0721-832X [Print] Germany
PMID16220277 (Publication Type: Case Reports, Journal Article, Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't)
  • Adult
  • Conjunctival Diseases (etiology, pathology, ultrasonography)
  • Humans
  • Keratomileusis, Laser In Situ
  • Male
  • Postoperative Complications
  • Pseudolymphoma (etiology, pathology, ultrasonography)

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