Conjunctival Nevi

Conjunctival nevus at the juxtalimbal area.
  • The lesions typically are present at birth, benign, situated near the limbus, cystic, brown in color (very rare, red) and move with conjunctival manipulation.
  • Nevi may become enlarged and can be affected by hormonal changes such as in puberty, pregnancy, and with oral contraceptive use.
  • Nevi may occasionally be difficult to differentiate from melanoma and an excisional biopsy should be performed for suspicious appearing lesions.