Ocular manifestations of long-term mascara use.

  title={Ocular manifestations of long-term mascara use.},
  author={Joseph Bowers Ciolino and David M. Mills and Dale Robert Meyer},
  journal={Ophthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgery},
  volume={25 4},
Mascara, a widely used cosmetic, is associated with eye pathology. The authors report 3 cases of eye problems secondary to long-term mascara use. Two patients had multiple pigmented conjunctival lesions; one of these had a history of melanoma of the hand. Conjunctival biopsy revealed nonmelanocytic pigment granules within conjunctival stroma cells in both cases. The other patient had a history of dry eye, and also showed pigment clumping around a punctal plug. The third patient had canalicular… CONTINUE READING