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Vogt's disease (Alfred Vogt)

Alternative eponyms

  • Vogt’s syndrome II

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Cornea with numerous central fine, wartlike excrescences on Descemet' membrane, which spread progressively toward periphery.

Description

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.

Bibliography

  • 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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