Foreign-body conjunctival granuloma secondary to finger-nail trauma

  • V. Sowmya Dept of Ophthalmology, Fr Muller Medical College
  • Nelly E.P. Nazareth
  • Vijna B. Kamath
Keywords: Conjunctival granuloma, foreign body, finger nail


A foreign body lodged in the conjunctiva can trigger a granuloma formation. In the past, cilia, caterpillar hair, insect wing and fibers have been reported to incite foreignbody granuloma formation in the eye. Trauma to the eye with finger nail is frequently encountered but goes unnoticed among the pediatric population. Finger-nail trauma to the eye leading to a mass has not been reported in literature. We hereby report a case of conjunctival foreign-body granuloma in a seven-year-old child following finger-nail trauma. Excision biopsy and histopathology of the mass affirmed the diagnosis.

How to Cite
Sowmya, V., Nazareth, N., & Kamath, V. (2015). Foreign-body conjunctival granuloma secondary to finger-nail trauma. Asian Journal of Ophthalmology, 14(2), 73-76.
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