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Keratopathy associated with intracorneal glass.

Authors
  • Mannis, M J
  • Fiori, C E
  • Krachmer, J H
  • Rodrigues, M M
  • Pardos, G
Type
Published Article
Journal
Archives of Ophthalmology
Publisher
American Medical Association
Publication Date
May 01, 1981
Volume
99
Issue
5
Pages
850–852
Identifiers
PMID: 7236088
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

A progressive nonedematous keratopathy developed in a 36-year-old patient after she was struck in the eye by glass fragments. Biopsy material that was examined by electron microscopy and electron beam microanalysis demonstrated the presence of intracorneal glass fragments, which could not be detected clinically. Retained intracorneal glass, generally thought to be completely inert, can be associated with a chronic keratopathy.

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