2020–2021 BCSC Basic and Clinical Science Course™
8 External Disease and Cornea
Chapter 6: Clinical Approach to Depositions and Degenerations of the Conjunctiva, Cornea, and Sclera
Degenerations of the Conjunctiva
Concretions appear to be epithelial inclusion cysts filled with epithelial and keratin debris, as well as mucopolysaccharide and mucin. They are seen as small, yellow-white dots in the palpebral conjunctiva of older patients or patients who have had chronic conjunctivitis. Concretions are almost always asymptomatic, but they may erode the overlying epithelium, causing foreign-body sensation. If symptomatic, concretions can be easily removed under topical anesthesia.
Excerpted from BCSC 2020-2021 series: Section 10 - Glaucoma. For more information and to purchase the entire series, please visit https://www.aao.org/bcsc.