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Limbal Dermoid Excision


The border of the cornea and the sclera is known as the limbus. A non-metastatic congenital tumor that occurs at this site is known as limbal dermoid. The tissues are normally choristomatous in character, that is, they are not like the tissues present at the sites. There are several treatments like ciliary removal, topical lubrication, but in serious cases, excision is performed for cosmetic reasons or if the mass encroaches towards the central cornea resulting in astigmatism and visual impairment.