A study on spectrum of periorbital dermatoses in a tertiary centre


  • Peela Nalini Department of Skin and STD, Vinayaka Mission Kirupanandha Variyar Medical College and Hospital, Salem, Tamil Nadu
  • Navakumar Manickam Department of Skin and STD, Vinayaka Mission Kirupanandha Variyar Medical College and Hospital, Salem, Tamil Nadu
  • Kannan Gopalan Department of Skin and STD, Vinayaka Mission Kirupanandha Variyar Medical College and Hospital, Salem, Tamil Nadu
  • K. Muthusamy Department of Skin and STD, Vinayaka Mission Kirupanandha Variyar Medical College and Hospital, Salem, Tamil Nadu




Periorbital dermatoses, Periorbital melanosis, Seborrhoeic keratosis


Background: To study the spectrum of periorbital dermatoses in patients of both genders irrespective of age and identify any underlying etiology.

Methods: A clinico-epidemiological study of periorbital dermatoses was done in all patients with skin lesions in and around the both eyes who visited our outpatient department. Digital photographs will be taken for all the patients with periorbital dermatosis. Data obtained was compiled, tabulated, and statistically summarized using SPSS version 16.

Results: Among 110 patients, majority of patients with periorbital dermatoses, were in the age group of >50 years (40%) including 77 (70%) females and 33 (30%) males. The most common dermatoses observed in periorbital region were benign and malignant skin tumors 46 (41.8%), followed by pigmentary disorders 21 (19.1%), miscellaneous 19 (17.3%), nevoid conditions 12 (10.9%), eczema 6 (5.5%), and infections 6 (5.5%).

Conclusions: Benign skin tumors and pigmentary disorders are the most common periorbital dermatoses seen in our study. Certain periorbital dermatoses like skin tag and xanthelesma are seen associated with underlying metabolic disorders. 

Author Biography

Peela Nalini, Department of Skin and STD, Vinayaka Mission Kirupanandha Variyar Medical College and Hospital, Salem, Tamil Nadu

Department of SKIN and STD


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