Cite this page: Pernick N. Cornea: epithelial ingrowth into cornea. PathologyOutlines.com website. https://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/eyecorneaepithelialingrowth.html. Accessed February 23rd, 2020.
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