2020–2021 BCSC Basic and Clinical Science Course™
4 Ophthalmic Pathology and Intraocular Tumors
Part I: Ophthalmic Pathology
Chapter 5: Conjunctiva
Like choristomas, hamartomas are benign developmental proliferations; however, in contrast to choristomas, they represent abnormal overgrowths of mature tissue normally present at a given location (hence the derivation from the Greek word hamartia for “defect or error”). In the conjunctiva, the most common variety of hamartoma is the capillary hemangioma, although this mass most often involves the eyelid (see Chapter 13).
Excerpted from BCSC 2020-2021 series: Section 4 - Ophthalmic Pathology and Intraocular Tumors. For more information and to purchase the entire series, please visit https://www.aao.org/bcsc.