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September 1981

Benign Pigmented Lesion of the Eyelid Associated With Acquired Ocular Melanosis

Author Affiliations

From the Departments of Dermatology (Drs R. F. Palestine and Dicken) and Ophthalmology (Drs A. G. Palestine and Liesegang), Mayo Clinic and Mayo Foundation, Rochester, Minn.

Arch Dermatol. 1981;117(9):579-581. doi:10.1001/archderm.1981.01650090061029

• Acquired ocular melanosis is a pigmentary disorder of the bulbar or palpebral conjunctiva. We report herein a case in which a small pigmented lesion of the eyelid was found in conjunction with acquired ocular melanosis. Recognition of acquired ocular melanosis is important because of the possibility of malignant transformation.

(Arch Dermatol 1981;117:579-581)