Calcific band keratopathy

Topic Completed: 1 October 2013

Minor changes: 27 March 2019

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Nat Pernick, M.D.
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Cite this page: Pernick N. Cornea: calcific band keratopathy. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/eyecorneacalcificbandkeratopathy.html. Accessed June 1st, 2020.
Definition / general
  • Due to chronic inflammation, calcium and phosphate disorders
  • May complicate chronic uveitis, especially in patients with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis
Gross description
  • Brown staining material in anterior cornea within palpebral fissure
Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Calcium deposition in Bowman layer and superficial corneal stroma
  • May be associated pannus formation
Positive stains
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