The aim of this study was to describe a case of a corneal limbal sebaceous adenoma.
An 83-year-old male patient presented with a white solid nodular lesion covering most of the cornea of his right eye. The corneal lesion was removed totally. The corneal surface was reconstructed by amniotic membrane transplantation.
The histopathological examination of the lesion revealed the presence of a sebaceous adenoma. A systemic examination revealed no other abnormalities.
Sebaceous adenomas on the ocular surface are known to be very rare. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first case of a sebaceous adenoma located on the cornea, reported in the literature. It is of vital importance to make a differential diagnosis of sebaceous adenomas of the eyelid and conjunctiva with the Muir–Torre syndrome associated with visceral malignancies.