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Case Reports in Dermatological Medicine
Volume 2019, Article ID 2380598, 4 pages
Case Series

Mycosis Fungoides: Analysis of Ophthalmologic Findings in a Series of Cases

1Institute of Cardiology/University Cardiology Foundation and Post-Graduation Program, Ivo Corrêa-Meyer Institute of Ophthalmology, Porto Alegre-RS, Brazil
2Federal University of Health Sciences of Porto Alegre, Brazil

Correspondence should be addressed to Manuel A. P. Vilela; moc.liamg@alelivpam

Received 12 November 2018; Accepted 8 January 2019; Published 20 January 2019

Academic Editor: Alireza Firooz

Copyright © 2019 Carina G. Colossi et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Background. Ophthalmic findings in mycosis fungoides (MF) can be highly variable. It seems that the prevalence of ophthalmic findings could be much more common than previously assumed. Objective. To present case series examined in the last 12 months, together with a literature review. Methods. Symptomatic patients with biopsy-proven mycosis fungoides were examined ophthalmologically in a 12-month period. The medical records of affected patients were reviewed. Results. Eight patients were examined. Of these, 75% were male, all were Caucasian, and average age was 58.2 years. Blepharitis (50.0%), thickened eyelids (37.5%), and flaking (25.0%) were the most prevalent findings. Conclusion. Incidence of MF affecting the eyes and surrounding structures may be greater than estimated. Early case management offers means to reduce difficulties experienced with later diagnosis. Regular monitoring by an ophthalmologist is justified, including that of asymptomatic cases.