Cite this page: Pernick N. Uvea: senile scleral plaques. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/eyeuveasenilescleralplaques.html. Accessed January 22nd, 2020.
Definition / general
- Just anterior to insertion of lateral or horizontal rectus muscles
- Apparently due to accumulated actinic damage from solar radiation
- References: Hum Pathol 1991;22:557
Microscopic (histologic) description
- Increased hematoxylinophilia of scleral collagen, decreased stromal cellularity, scleral fibers with corkscrew appearance, calcium deposition and elastosis