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Vogt's disease (Alfred Vogt)

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Cornea with numerous central fine, wartlike excrescences on Descemet' membrane, which spread progressively toward periphery. In its early stages glints of a golden hue are visible under indirect light on the posterior surface of the cornea or by black spheres in the endothelial cells. In advanced stages, the non-reflecting black guttae cover the endothelium in the axial area. Seen in elderly persons. A form of inheritable corneal dystrophy.


  • A. Vogt:
    Weitere Ergebnisse der Spaltlampenmikroskopie des vorderen Bulbusabschnittes. III. Angeborene und früh erworbene Linsenveränderungen.
    Albrecht von Græfes Archiv für Ophthalmologie, 1922, 107: 196-240. Weitere Ergebnisse der Spaltlampenmikroskopie des vorderen Bulbusabschnittes (Cornea, Vorderkammer, Iris, vorder Glaskörper, Conjunctive, Lidränder). I. Hornhaut.
    Albrecht von Græfes Archiv für Ophthalmologie, 1921, 106: 63-103.

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