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November 1978

Corneal Histology After Epidemic Keratoconjunctivitis

Author Affiliations

From the University of Munich, University Eye Hospital.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1978;96(11):2085-2088. doi:10.1001/archopht.1978.03910060465016

• Two years after typical signs and symptoms of epidemic keratoconjunctivitis developed in a 67-year-old woman, in whom locally effective steroids were not used for treatment, a lamellar graft was transplanted because of marked visual disturbances that were due to corneal opacities. Histopathology of the cornea revealed notable changes in the superficial stroma, including Bowman's membrane, with some lymphocytic infiltration of the stroma and the overlying epithelium. Electron microscopy showed no virus-like particles.