Drs. Ali Mahdavi Fard and Leili Pourafkari recently published an article in The New England Journal of Medicine about this unusual case. A patient had a hairy mass of tissue growing on one of his eyes:
A 19-year-old man presented to our ophthalmology clinic with a mass in his right eye that had been present since birth but had gradually increased in size. He did not have pain, but the mass caused vision defects, mild discomfort on blinking, and the intermittent sensation of the presence of a foreign body. Physical examination revealed a white, ovoid mass, 5 mm by 6 mm, that straddled the inferotemporal limbus (Panel A), with several black hairs (Panel B).
The doctors surgically removed the mass.
(Photo: Tabriz University of Medical Sciences)