Argon laser photoablation of conjunctival pigmented nevus

Ji Won Kwon, Jin Wook Jeoung, Tae Im Kim, Jin Hak Lee, Won Ryang Wee

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Abstract

PURPOSE: To evaluate the efficacy of an argon laser in the ablation of benign conjunctival pigmented nevi. DESIGN: Interventional case series. METHODS: We conducted argon laser ablations for conjunctival pigmented nevus in 30 eyes of 28 patients. Laser ablation was applied directly to the conjunctival pigmented nevus in all patients. All patients were followed up over a period of 12 months. RESULTS: In all patients, the conjunctival lesions to which the argon laser was applied disappeared almost completely within two days after treatment. No recurrence of lesions was detected in any patient during the follow-up period, nor were any conjunctival scars or conjunctival injections. CONCLUSIONS: The argon-laser ablation of conjunctival pigmented nevi uniformaly resulted in excellent clinical outcomes. Therefore, this study concludes that argon laser ablation is a safe and effective modality for the treatment of benign conjunctival nevi, and this method could replace the classical surgical procedure.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)383-386
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican Journal of Ophthalmology
Volume141
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Feb 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Ophthalmology

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