J Korean Ophthalmol Soc.  2016 May;57(5):705-709. 10.3341/jkos.2016.57.5.705.

Surgical Outcome of Chemical Peeling of Conjunctival Nevus with Alcohol

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Ophthalmology, Wonkwang University School of Medicine, Iksan, Korea. sangduck@wonkwang.ac.kr
  • 2Institute of Medical Science, Wonkwang University, Iksan, Korea.

Abstract

PURPOSE
To evaluate the efficacy of chemical peeling using 83% alcohol in patients with conjunctival nevus.
METHODS
Chemical peeling using 83% alcohol was performed in 13 patients (13 eyes) who were clinically diagnosed with benign conjunctival nevus. Effects of procedure and recurrence were analyzed by retrospectively reviewing medical records. After topical anesthesia, conjunctival nevus was eliminated by rubbing with an alcohol-soaked cotton ball. Conjunctival nevus close to corneal limbus was removed by 15th blades of scalpel.
RESULTS
A total of 13 patients, 8 males, and 5 females had a, mean age of 27 years (12-54 years). Eights of the eyes were right eyes, and 5 were left eyes. No recurrence was detected in any patient during the follow-up period (mean 54 months), and there were no cases of conjunctival scar, granuloma, or permanent conjunctival injection. All patients were satisfied with the cosmetic outcome of chemical peeling.
CONCLUSIONS
Chemical peeling using alcohol for conjunctival nevus is a non-invasive technique and has benefits such as no intraoperative hemorrhage, low recurrence rate, easy method, and good cosmetic results. Based on these, this procedure is a good method for eliminating conjunctival nevus.

Keyword

Alcohol; Chemical peeling; Conjunctival nevus

MeSH Terms

Anesthesia
Cicatrix
Female
Follow-Up Studies
Granuloma
Hemorrhage
Humans
Limbus Corneae
Male
Medical Records
Nevus*
Recurrence
Retrospective Studies
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