Induction of bilateral ligneous conjunctivitis with the use of a prosthetic eye

Yazıcı B., YILDIZ M. , İrfan T.

International Ophthalmology, vol.31, no.1, pp.25-28, 2011 (Journal Indexed in SCI Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 31 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s10792-010-9381-0
  • Title of Journal : International Ophthalmology
  • Page Numbers: pp.25-28


The purpose of this article to report a case of ligneous conjunctivitis in an anophthalmic socket, in respect of a 20-year-old woman. The subject woman had a history of left enucleation surgery presented with bilateral palpebral ligneous conjunctivitis and ligneous gingivitis. The hematologic study revealed a severe plasma plasminogen deficiency. The eyelid lesions were successfully treated with surgical excision, topical heparin and corticosteroid eyedrops. However, the ligneous lesions recurred bilaterally after she was fitted with a prosthetic eye and were refractory to intensive topical treatment with heparin and cyclosporin A eye drops. This case shows that the use of a prosthetic eye may induce ligneous conjunctivitis in an anophthalmic socket and normal eye which is refractory to topical treatment. © 2010 Springer Science+Business Media B.V.