Ota, Masao T.

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Masao T., Japanese dermatopathologist, 1885-1945.
Ota nevus - pigmentation of the conjunctiva and skin around the eye, usually unilateral. Synonym(s): oculodermal melanocytosis; Ota syndrome
Ota syndrome - Synonym(s): Ota nevus
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16) It can be divided clinically into ocular melanocytosis and oculodermal melanocytosis (Naevus of Ota), the latter referring to when the periocular skin is also affected (unilaterally), most commonly in the distribution of the first and second divisions of the trigeminal nerve.
7) Ocular melanocytosis is a developmental condition in which the ocular surfaces and the uveal tract are hyperpigmented; it is called oculodermal melanocytosis or nevus of Ota when it involves the skin of the eyelids and face.
Why should congenital oculodermal melanocytosis be referred to ophthalmology?
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