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Pyogenic granuloma

Contributor:  Jesse Vislisel, MD

Photographer:  Antoinette Venckus, CRA

Category:  Cornea/external

Pyogenic granulomas are formed when there is abnormally vigorous proliferation of granulation tissue. They appear as vascular growths with smooth surfaces, usually at the site of previous ocular surgery.  

The patient in these photographs developed this lesion after undergoing a scleral buckle procedure for the repair of a retinal detachment. The growth was later excised and pathology findings were consistent with pyogenic granulomaThe patient in these photographs developed this lesion after undergoing a scleral buckle procedure for the repair of a retinal detachment. The growth was later excised and pathology findings were consistent with pyogenic granuloma

Figure 1: The patient in these photographs developed this lesion after undergoing a scleral buckle procedure for the repair of a retinal detachment.  The growth was later excised and pathology findings were consistent with pyogenic granuloma.


Pyogenic granuloma

Contributor:  Tressa Larson, OD, FAAO

Photographer:  Mark Greiner, MD

Category:  Cornea/external

pyogenic granuloma in a patient who had previously had punctal plugs

pyogenic granuloma in a patient who had previously had punctal plugs

Figure 2: These photos are from a patient who had previously had intracanalicular punctal plugs.


Pyogenic granuloma

Contributor: Robert B. Dinn, MD and Jordan M. Graff, MD, University of Iowa

February 8, 2008

Pyogenic granuloma
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Figure 3: This lesion occurred a few months after undergoing canalicular repair. The lesion was surgically excised and the pathology specimen showed extensive granulation tissue with parenchymal hemorrhage.


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