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September 1969

Proliferation of Descemet's Membrane

Author Affiliations

Miami, Fla
From the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, Department of Ophthalmology, University of Miami School of Medicine, Miami, Fla.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1969;82(3):339-343. doi:10.1001/archopht.1969.00990020341008

CYLINDRICAL, glassy appearing structures attached to the posterior surface of the cornea and extending partially or entirely back to the pupil have been described in eyes having a history of a corneal perforating wound. They have been called by other authors, glassy cones1 or Descemet's membrane tubes.2 The histopathology of these structures has not yet been described.

Report of a Case  An 19-year-old white man was referred to the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute with a chief complaint of a blind painful right eye of seven months' duration.The patient had no ocular problem until Nov 23, 1966, when he was struck in the right eye by a fragment of wood thrown from a power saw. Examination of the right eye at that time was described as: vision, light perception. There were lacerations of the lids, a full thickness corneal laceration with iris prolapse at the inferotemporal limbus, and

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