J Korean Ophthalmol Soc > Volume 61(3); 2020 > Article
Journal of the Korean Ophthalmological Society 2020;61(3):298-302.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.3341/jkos.2020.61.3.298    Published online March 15, 2020.
360° Circumferential Hemorrhagic Lymphangiectasia of the Conjunctivae.
Su Jin Park, Mijung Chi
1St. Mary Eye Center, Chungju, Korea.
2Department of Ophthalmology, Gachon University Gil Medical Center, Incheon, Korea. cmj@gilhospital.com
360°로 발생한 결막의 출혈림프관확장증
박수진1⋅지미정2
충주성모안과1, 가천대학교 길병원 안과학교실2
Correspondence:  Mijung Chi,
Email: cmj@gilhospital.com
Received: 7 June 2019   • Revised: 25 August 2019   • Accepted: 21 February 2020
Abstract
PURPOSE
We report a case of hemorrhagic lymphangiectasia of the conjunctiva with a 360° connected circumference, which recovered spontaneously. CASE SUMMARY: A 44-year-old female patient presented with congestion of the right eye 1 day prior to her visit. There was no history of any systemic disease or trauma, but she had experienced relapses of the same episode three times before the visit. There were no accompanying symptoms such as decreased vision or pain. Blood analysis, orbital computed tomography, and angiographic findings showed no remarkable finding. Slit lamp examination showed circumferential lymphatic dilatation extending 360° under the conjunctiva of the eye at a distance of about 6 mm behind the limbus of the right eye, which was accompanied by intralymphatic bleeding. Irregular local lymphatic dilatations were observed on the bulbar conjunctiva at 4 and 8 o'clock of the left eye. The bleeding spontaneously resolved in about 2 weeks, but the translucent enlarged lymphatic vessels were still observed on slit lamp examination and anterior segment optical coherence tomography. CONCLUSIONS: This is the first reported case of hemorrhagic lymphangiectasia involving 360° of the bulbar conjunctiva in Republic of Korea.
Key Words: Conjunctivae;Hemorrhagic lymphangiectasia;Lymphangiectasia haemorrhagica conjunctivae


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