Archivos de la Sociedad Española de Oftalmología
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BOTO-DE-LOS-BUEIS, A. et al. Post-traumatic striate melanokeratosis in a caucasian woman. Arch Soc Esp Oftalmol [online]. 2009, vol.84, n.4, pp.213-215. ISSN 0365-6691.
Clinical case: A fair-skinned woman presented marked striate melanokeratosis in her left eye related to recurrent corneal erosion. The source of pigmentation was a conjunctival melanosis. The conjunctival melanosis responded to treatment with topical mitomycin, while the corneal pigmentation persisted. Discussion: Striate melanokeratosis is a condition described in dark-skinned patients who show a well-defined pigmentation of the limbal area, with only one case of striate melanokeratosis reported previously in a Caucasian person. The stimuli for this proliferation are corneal lesions or melanosis close to the limbus. Avoiding both stimuli are the main steps in its management.
Palabras clave : Striate melanokeratosis; recurrent corneal erosion; corneal pigmentation; topical mitomycin C; conjunctival melanosis; caucasian race.