Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Corneal Epithelial Neoplasm

Corneal epithelial neoplasm is an abnormal mass of tissue, or tumor, on the corneal epithelium of the eye. The neoplasm may be benign or malignant and can be corrected with laser surgery or corneal transplant, depending on the type of tumor. The word neoplasm literally means a new growth, from the Greek neo-, new + plasma, that which is formed, or a growth = a new growth.