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February 1932

CYSTS OF THE CORNEA

Arch Ophthalmol. 1932;7(2):224-240. doi:10.1001/archopht.1932.00820090064005
Abstract

In going over the literature of cysts of the cornea, one is struck by the fact that so few cases have been reported. In all there have been about fifteen cases described. In searching through large collections of pathologic preparations, I was able to find fourteen additional examples of corneal cysts.

This paper is limited to the consideration of only true corneal implantation cysts—that is, those cysts having a definite lining membrane—and does not include congenital cysts or the so-called dilated corneal lymph spaces.

From a study of the cases previously reported and from those presented here, it will be seen that these cysts fall into definite classes.

CLASSIFICATION OF CYSTS

A. According to Location.—1. Precorneal Cysts: There are two types of these cysts; one develops on the surface of the cornea, and the other just below the epithelium, that is, between the epithelium and Bowman's

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