Peripheral corneal opacities are a common clinical finding. In this case report we describe the routine presentation of a young adult male patient with unilateral opacities in the peripheral cornea resembling a corneal arcus. These opacities were confined to the level of the anterior corneal stroma. The patient also exhibited bilateral signs of mild keratoconus and reported a history of vernal keratoconjunctivitis as a child. A diagnosis of unilateral pseudogerontoxon was made. Pseudogerontoxon is an opacity of the peripheral cornea resembling corneal arcus that typically occurs in patients with a history of allergic eye disease. The clinical features and differential diagnoses of this relatively uncommon cause of peripheral corneal opacity are discussed.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||Peripheral corneal opacities, Unilateral pseudogerontoxon|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > OPTOMETRY AND OPHTHALMOLOGY (111300)|
|Divisions:||Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health|
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Optometry & Vision Science
|Copyright Owner:||Journal compilation © 2010 Optometrists Association Australia|
|Copyright Statement:||The definitive version is available at www3.interscience.wiley.com|
|Deposited On:||03 Mar 2010 11:12|
|Last Modified:||01 Mar 2012 00:08|
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