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Krukenberg's spindles.

Authors
  • Wilensky, J T
  • Buerk, K M
  • Podos, S M
Type
Published Article
Journal
American Journal of Ophthalmology
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Feb 01, 1975
Volume
79
Issue
2
Pages
220–225
Identifiers
PMID: 46720
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Forty-three patients who initially presented with Krikenberg's spindles but with no glaucomatous field defects were observed for an average of 5.8 years in an attempt to evaluate the prognostic implication of spindle presence. Twenty-two of the patients had been followed for a minimum of five years. Analysis of the study population revealed that there were more women than men, (26 vs. 17), the women were older than the men, and more women had positive glucose tolerance tests (25% vs. 0). Only two of the patients, both women, developed glaucomatous field defects during the period of observation. Thus, the presence of a Krukenberg's spindle in a patient with no visual field defect is not a particularly ominous sign.

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