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June 1968

Some Histologic Findings in Keratoconus

Author Affiliations

Chapel Hill, NC
From McPherson Hospital, Durham, NC, and Division of Ophthalmology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1968;79(6):669-673. doi:10.1001/archopht.1968.03850040671004

The histologic findings in 17 corneal buttons from patients with keratoconus are described. Amyloid deposits were found in three specimens. Five others demonstrated a marked increase in normal corneal birefringence. Iron deposits in corneal epithelium were present in 14 of 16 corneas examined despite the fact that Fleischer's line was noted in only one.