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January 1973

Proteinaceous Corneal DegenerationA Histochemical Study

Author Affiliations

Galveston, Tex
From the Department of Ophthalmology, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Tex.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1973;89(1):30-32. doi:10.1001/archopht.1973.01000040032008

Clinical and histochemical data are presented in the case of a young man who had bilateral "oily" globules that were centrally located in the superficial corneal stroma. There was no associated corneal disease; however, epithelial involvement was noted to occur after several years.

The material may have been a mixture of compounds but was basically protein, which appeared to be a product of degenerating corneal stroma itself and not an epithelial product as had been suggested in the past.