Epithelial ingrowth into cornea
Reviewer: Nat Pernick, M.D. (see Reviewers page)
Revised: 9 October 2013, last major update February 2011
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- Occurs after penetrating corneal injury (trauma, surgery)
- Epibulbar squamous epithelium grows through wound into anterior chamber of eye, and may replace corneal epithelium and cause bullous keratopathy
- May cause intractable glaucoma if epithelium invades trabecular meshwork
- Squamous epithelium in cornea instead of single layered corneal epithelium
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