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Yellow subconjunctival deposits
  1. Ofira Zloto1,2,
  2. Mordechai Rosner1,2 and
  3. Vicktoria Vishnevskia-Dai1,2
  1. 1 The Ocular Oncology and Autoimmune Service , The Goldschleger Eye Institute, Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer, Ramat Gan, Israel
  2. 2 The Sackler School of Medicine, Tel-Aviv University, Tel-Aviv, Israel
  1. Correspondence to Dr Vicktoria Vishnevskia-Dai, vivida65{at}


In this case report, we present a healthy man who was referred for removal of subconjunctival yellow lesions found during a routine eye examination. In histopathological examination, an amyloidosis was found. There were no remnants or new lesions during 1-year follow-up. There was no systemic involvement. Conjunctival amyloidosis is a rare diagnosis that often is overlooked. Failure to recognise conjunctival amyloidosis might lead to late diagnosis of systemic amyloidosis. This case may rise the awareness to this rare diagnosis.

  • eye
  • ophthalmology
  • pathology
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  • Contributors OZ: reporting, conception and design, and acquisition of data. MR: planning, conduct and reporting. VV-D: planning, conduct and reporting.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

  • Patient consent for publication Obtained.

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