Chronic actinic keratopathy
Reviewer: Nat Pernick, M.D. (see Reviewers page)
Revised: 9 October 2013, last major update February 2013
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- Also called climatic droplet keratopathy or spheroidal degeneration
- Initially involves periphery of cornea, increases in severity and incidence with age
- Associated with long term exposure to excessive ultraviolet ligh
- Amorphous globules of protein accumulate in superficial stroma of interpalpebral portion of cornea
- Other disorders produce similar globules
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