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  • Writer's pictureJean-Paul Abboud, MD, PhD

What is a Kissing Nevus of the Eyelids?

A kissing nevus is a congenital lesion that appears to be “split” by the upper and lower eyelid. Both parts of the nevus appear to be “kissing” with every blink.

The upper and lower eyelids are formed from separation of tissue during development in the womb (in utero). A nevus that is present in the area of separation may split, giving rise to a lesion that appears on two opposite eyelids. A kissing nevus may be visible at or shortly after birth and may become more apparent in adolescence or early adulthood.

For more information about kissing nevi and eyelid lesions, or to schedule a consultation, call us at 858.356.2647


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