Unilateral pseudogerontoxon

Read, Scott A. & Swann, Peter G. (2009) Unilateral pseudogerontoxon. Clinical and Experimental Optometry, 92(2), pp. 150-153.

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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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ID Code: 31109
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Peripheral corneal opacities, Unilateral pseudogerontoxon
DOI: 10.1111/j.1444-0938.2008.00332.x
ISSN: 0816-4622
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 01:12
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 14:08

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