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Melanodacryorrhea, or Black-Colored Tears: A Review of the Literature

Mohammed Naseemuddin, Anand N. Bosmia, Christoph J. Griessenauer, R. Shane Tubbs


Melanodacryorrhea, or black-colored tears, is an extremely rare condition. A review of the literature yields very few articles on its pathophysiology. The authors discuss three identified causes of melanodacryorrhea: uveal melanoma, ocular mycosis, and bilateral conjunctival argyrosis.

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