Senile scleral plaques

Author: Nat Pernick, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 25 May 2018, last major update February 2014

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Cite this page: Pernick, N. Uvea: senile scleral plaques. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/eyeuveasenilescleralplaques.html. Accessed December 9th, 2018.
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