Conjunctival naevi are often removed for cosmetic reason or
concern about malignant transformation. The most common site for conjunctival
naevi is the bulbar conjunctiva.
Conjunctival naevi are classified according the location of the naevus
In the examination, most of the conjunctival naevi seen are of the compound
type. These naevi have characteristic cystic spaces. These cysts can also
be observed on the slit-lamp.
junctional naevi (the cells are
located solely between the epithelium and the
subepithelial naevi (the cells are entirely in the
compound naevi (the cells are found both
in the epithelium and the
Presence of cystic spaces in a
conjunctival compound naevus.
Magnified view of a conjunctival compound
naevus showing cystic spaces.