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Corneal Limbal Sebaceous Adenoma

Tok, Levent MD; Tok, Ozlem Yalcin MD; Argun, Mehmet MD; Ciris, I. Metin MD; Baspinar, Sirin MD; Gunes, Alime MD

doi: 10.1097/ICO.0000000000000075
Case Report

Purpose: The aim of this study was to describe a case of a corneal limbal sebaceous adenoma.

Methods: 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.

Results: The histopathological examination of the lesion revealed the presence of a sebaceous adenoma. A systemic examination revealed no other abnormalities.

Conclusions: 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.

Department of Ophthalmology, Süleyman Demirel University, Isparta, Turkey.

Reprints: Levent Tok, Department of Ophthalmology, Süleyman Demirel University, Turan Mah. Mehmet Bilginer Sitesi C Blok No: 9 TR-32260 Isparta, Turkey (e-mail:

The authors have no funding or conflicts of interest to disclose.

Received July 23, 2013

Accepted December 23, 2013

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