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June 1979

Bone Formation in Association With a Limbal Dermoid

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Ophthalmology, Northwestern University Medical School (Drs Weinstein, Ramano, and O'Grady) and the Divisions of Ophthalmology (Drs Weinstein and Romano) and Pathology (Dr O'Grady), Children's Memorial Hospital, Chicago.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1979;97(6):1121-1122. doi:10.1001/archopht.1979.01020010575014

• A healthy female infant was born with a unilateral limbal dermoid. When the lesion was surgically excised, a plaque of bone was found under the scleral portion of the lesion. The occurrence of bone in ocular dermoids is extremely uncommon and, to our knowledge, has been reported only twice in dermoids that occur in epibulbar locations away from the limbus.