Ocular Argyrosis Mimicking Conjunctival Melanoma.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

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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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Tendler, I; Pulitzer, MP; Roggli, V; Abramson, DH; Marr, BP

Published Date

  • June 2017

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 36 / 6

Start / End Page

  • 747 - 748

PubMed ID

  • 28399037

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC5419866

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1536-4798

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/ICO.0000000000001191


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States