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November 1982

Ocular Chrysiasis

Author Affiliations

From the Eye Pathology Laboratory of the Wilmer Ophthalmological Institute and the Department of Pathology, The John Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1982;100(11):1791-1794. doi:10.1001/archopht.1982.01030040771012

• Gold deposits were seen in the cornea and conjunctiva of a 71-year-old woman after therapy with 5.5 g of gold sodium thiomalate. We were able to demonstrate gold deposition both histopathologically and ultrastructurally in a conjunctival biopsy specimen. Gold deposition is usually benign and does not require cessation of therapy unless inflammatory complications occur.

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