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Case Reports in Ophthalmological Medicine
Volume 2013, Article ID 579121, 3 pages
Case Report

Full-Thickness Eyelid Lesions in Sarcoidosis

1Department of Ophthalmology, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, USA
2Section of Dermatology, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA
3Section of Rheumatology, University of Illinois, Chicago, IL, USA
4Department of Ophthalmology, University of Hong Kong, Cyberport, Hong Kong

Received 10 March 2013; Accepted 17 April 2013

Academic Editors: N. Fuse, M. Rosner, and S. Schwartz

Copyright © 2013 Megan E. Collins 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.


Eyelid involvement in sarcoidosis is very rare. A search of the medical literature indicates one previous report of sarcoidosis with destructive eyelid lesions. We describe the case of a 50-year-old woman with severe systemic sarcoidosis, which included her eyelids. To our knowledge, the case presented herein represents the first to show the full-thickness histopathology of destructive eyelid lesions in sarcoidosis.