Vol 130, No 8, August 2012
Archives Clinical Challenge: You Make the Diagnosis
Subconjunctival Nodules in a 38-Year-Old Woman
REPORT OF A CASE
A 38-year-old woman had ocular irritation and foreign body sensation in both eyes for 2 weeks. Slitlamp examination revealed a white and quiet conjunctiva with multiple yellowish subconjunctival nodules (0.5-2 mm) without feeder vessels in the superior bulbar conjunctiva (Figure). Six months prior to her initial visit, she began having attacks of asthma, recurrent sinusitis, episodes of upper gastric pain, and skin rash. She was found to have granulomas of the lung tissue associated with tissue eosinophilia, peripheral eosinophilia, increased total IgE level, and positive findings for perinuclear antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies.
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Yellowish nodular lesions in the bulbar conjunctiva of the right eye.
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For a complete presentation of this case and an in-depth discussion of the entity, please see next month's edition of the Archives.
Congratulations to the winner of our July quiz, Sreedhar B. Jyothi, DO, MRCOphth, Department of Ophthalmology, York District Hospital, York, England.
The correct answer to our July challenge was silicone oil granuloma.
For a complete discussion of this case, see the Research Letters section in the August Archives (Couch SM, Harocopos GJ, Holds JB. Orbital silicone oil granuloma discovered during enucleation. Arch Ophthalmol. 2012;130:1083-1085).
Next month's quiz will be available on September 10, 2012, at 3pm Central time.