Dematiaceous fungi mimicking a conjunctival melanoma.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

An 85-year-old, immunocompetent man was referred to the authors due to the presence of an enlarging, pigmented mass of the conjunctiva concerning for a conjunctival melanoma. Wide excision of the mass revealed a pigmented or "dematiaceous" fungus. He was treated with topical natamycin, and the lesion healed well without any evidence of recurrence. Dematiaceous fungi should be considered in the differential for pigmented conjunctival lesions.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Moss, HB; Fowler, WC; Schell, WA; Perfect, JR; Zedek, DC

Published Date

  • 2013

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 29 / 2

Start / End Page

  • e65 - e66

PubMed ID

  • 23250331

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1537-2677

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/IOP.0b013e31826c2fd7


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States