Ephelides or freckle
Reviewer: Deepali Jain, M.D. (see Reviewers page)
Revised: 23 March 2013, last major update January 2013
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- Congenital pigmentation, does not evolve into melanoma
- Surrounding conjunctiva is normal
- Associated with fair skin, red hair, Carney syndrome
- Well circumscribed area of hyperpigmented basal cells
End of Eye > Conjunctiva > Ephelides or freckle
Increased melanocytic activity in basal layer
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