Epithelial ingrowth into cornea

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Nat Pernick, M.D.
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Cite this page: Pernick N. Epithelial ingrowth into cornea. PathologyOutlines.com website. https://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/eyecorneaepithelialingrowth.html. Accessed January 22nd, 2021.
Definition / general
  • 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
Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Squamous epithelium in cornea instead of single layered corneal epithelium
Positive stains
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