What is it?

Benign eye tumors are unusual growth or changes in the eye structures that are not cancerous. The tumors can grow on the eyelid or within the wall of the eye. Choroidal nevi
are pigmented lesions in the eye while hemangiomas are abnormal growth of blood vessels inside or surrounding the eye. Risk factors for benign eye tumors are exposure to UV light or wind, genetic factors, older age. There is a very small risk that choroidal nevus can become cancerous, usually when there are multiple CHPRE (congenital hypertrophy of the retinal pigment epithelial layer) lesions.

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Additional names

This group contains additional names:
- Benign medulloepithelioma of ciliary body
- Fuchs' adenoma
- Intraocular leiomyoma
- Iris nevus
- Leiomyoma of iris
- Leiomyoma of ciliary body
- Oculodermal melanocytosis
- Benign Neoplasm of Orbit
- Benign Neoplasm of Lacrimal Gland
- Benign Neoplasm of Retina
- Benign Neoplasm of Eye Not Elsewhere Classified
- Benign Neoplasm of Lacrimal Duct
- Benign Neoplasm of Conjunctiva
- Benign Neoplasm of Choroid

Signs & symptoms

Benign eye neoplasm symptoms may include redness, eye bulging, irritation, burning, itching, swelling or vision changes.


Diagnosis of benign eye neoplasms starts by an ophthalmologist examination. If needed, a biopsy is taken for examination. An US of the eye may also be done to evaluate the lesion. Other imaging technique is called optical Coherence Tomography (OCT)


Treatment depends on the size and location of the lesion, and may include surgical removal. Sometimes, there is no treatment needed at all.

☝️ This is not a substitute for professional medical advice. Please consult with your physician before making any medical decision.

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