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19 year old man with a "corneal abrasion"
Digital Journal of Ophthalmology 1997
Volume 3, Number 15
March 18, 1997
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Yichieh Shiuey, MD | Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
Kathy Colby, MD | Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
Claes Dohlman, MD | Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
Ancillary Testing
Pathology
The patient returned to the cornea service several days after presentation. He was not tolerating the bandage contact lens and there had developed 15% thinning of the cornea. The superior tarsal papillae of the right upper lid were shaved in an attempt to decrease the mechanical irritation of the papillae and to reduce the amount of inflammatory mediators secreted by the superior tarsal papillae.
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Figure 6
Appearance of the right superior tarsal conjunctiva after shaving of papillae

Figure 7
The shaved papillae were sent to pathology. The specimen demonstrated an abundant number of eosinophils (round cells with eccentric nuclei and bright pink cytoplasm).