Rare Tumors Grow Hair on Eye Patients

An eye doctor may be lucky enough to be able to find two cases the tumor was during his career

A rare tumor has made the eyes of a 19-year-old boy covered with hair, according to the doctors at Tabriz University, Iran.

Limbal dermoid tumor

Limbal dermoid tumor called it was a benign tumor types and has grown in the eyes of these adolescents from birth. Regularly tumor grew hinnga diameter of 5 millimeters and above growing number of black hair.

Limbal dermoid is a rare tumor, an ophthalmologist may be lucky enough to be able to find two cases the tumor was during his career, said Mark Fromer, Fromer Eye Centers director in New York, United States. Fromer was not involved in the treatment of eye tumors in adolescents in Iran it.

Tumor tissue contains typically found in other body parts. Limbal dermoid usually contains hair follicles, sweat glands, and cartilage.

The tumor can also cause blurred vision (astigmatism) despite not making a blind eye altogether. This can happen because the tumor is usually not cover core cornea, the most important part of the eye.

Limbal dermoids can be removed, but it usually does not change the patient’s eyesight.

The youth in Iran was experiencing discomfort and disorders of the eye is covered penglitan tumor. He decided to pick-up the tumor with surgery.

Limbal dermoid tumor cases in adolescents are reported in detail in the New England Journal of Medicine edition 2 January.


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