Pyogenic granuloma on the conjunctiva (Video)

This video shows a pyogenic granuloma on the conjunctiva of the eye. This occured after a piece of debris got into the eye and caused this localized inflammatory reaction. As you can see here, the bump is red/pink in color, raised, and slightly mobile. This lesion did not look malignant, which was confirmed when it regressed with artificial tears and a mild steroid.

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Conjunctival granuloma
This photograph shows a lesion on the conjunctiva. It is raised and slightly pink, and irritated. Though not typical for a pyogenic granuloma (it was not very red) it did respond to lubrication and steroids and completetly resolved
Pyogenic Granuloma of Conjunctiva
This photograph shows a fleshy, pink lesion on the conjunctiva. You can see the elevated nature of this lesion by how the slit-lamp light passes over the elevation.
Dr. Timothy Root is a practicing ophthalmologist and cataract surgeon in Daytona Beach, Florida. His books, video lectures, and training resources can be found at:


  1. Dear you did a beautiful and very nice effort for this site.
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  2. Dear Dr.Root,

    The other day i had a patient in the OPD with Pyogenic Granuloma ( slightly larger than this one) , I immediately sent the sample for biopsy. I wish i had seen this Video earlier , i would have saved a little trouble for the patient and would have tried Steroids and artificial tears before a biopsy. Anyway Thank you for the videos and the great work you have done. I have given print outs of your Ophthalmology PDFs to students and they have loved it.. I have a dream of improving medical teaching at the Grass’root’ level with ideos and cartoons, and what would be a better idea than to start with the ‘ROOT’ book of Ophthalmology .. 😉 . Thank you again.


  3. Most helpful. Solved a case by confirming the appearance. I had not seen one in over 30 years rural practice.


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