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January 1936

"WHITE RING" IN THE CORNEA

Arch Ophthalmol. 1936;15(1):112-114. doi:10.1001/archopht.1936.00840130122015
Abstract

This case is described because of the rarity of the condition. It is probable that white ring of the cornea may occur more frequently than is supposed, but that it is either overlooked or not reported.

Mrs. R. V., aged 52, was first observed on April 12, 1935. She had been struck in the right eye with the edge of a plant one week before. Congestion and tearing had been present since that time. There was a minute abrasion of the cornea, staining with fluorescein, which healed within twenty-four hours. Below this abrasion was a ring slightly more than 0.25 mm. in diameter. With the slit lamp it was seen to be composed of discrete chalky-white dots. In one part of the ring a few dots were confluent, so that a thick line was formed. In the center were a number of similar dots. The corneal epithelium over the ring

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