Tumor causes HAIR to grow on teenagers eyeball

Tumor causes HAIR to grow on teenagers eyeball


A rare tumor in a 19-year old man caused hair to grow on his eyeball, researchers report.

The tumor, called a limbal dermoid, was benign and had been present since birth. It gradually grew in size until it was about 5 mm in diameter (a little less than a quarter of an inch), and sprouted several black hairs, said the researchers from Tabriz University of Medical Sciences in Iran.

Limbal dermoids are uncommon — an eye doctor may see just one or two cases during his career, said Dr. Mark Fromer, director of Fromer Eye Centers in New York City and an ophthalmologist at Lenox Hill Hospital, who is not involved in the Iranian man’s care. These tumors contain tissue normally found in another part of the body. Most frequently, limbal dermoids contain hair follicles, but they can also contain other tissues, including cartilage and sweat glands, Fromer said. Click below for full story - 

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  1. David says:

    What a nightmare that would be. I hope he gets is fixed and is ok.

  2. Latisha Mcphail says:

    Ewww, that seems horrible. Must feel horrible having that stuck in your eye

  3. Kristin Temme says:

    Its irritating enough getting dust or an eye lash in your eye. Imagine what its like having a tumour growing in your eye

  4. Rosalba 354 says:

    My eyes are watering just looking at that picture

  5. Alvera Fuentes says:

    Its a good thing the tumour doesn’t cause blindness. I hope she doesn’t get the same blurred vision in her other eye

  6. 5ADon5 says:

    The dr said people only get it removed for cosmetic reasons. If it happened to me if have it removed straight away.

  7. Eula Olivier says:

    Yuk, looks like there is a stone stuck in her eye

  8. Elizbeth Maland says:

    Must be difficult for a teenager to have a tumour like that at school. The other kids in class must be making fun out of her

  9. Elizbeth Maland says:

    Its a 19 year old male that has the tumour!

    But still, im sure it started to develop whilst he was at school.

  10. Sophia Marcantonio says:

    Seems painful


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