Ocular Argyrosis Mimicking Conjunctival Melanoma

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Abstract

Purpose:

To present a novel case of ocular argyrosis mimicking conjunctival melanoma.

Methods:

A 48-year-old man who is a jewelry manufacturer presented with raised pigmented lesions in the inferior fornices of both eyes. Brown-black colored, follicle-like, masses were observed in both fornices.

Results:

An incisional biopsy confirmed the presence of silver and the diagnosis of ocular argyrosis.

Conclusions:

Despite its limited negative health effects, ocular argyrosis should be considered in the differential diagnosis of conjunctival pigmented lesions because of the potential for misidentification of neoplastic growth.

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