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Stocker's line

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A fine line of brown or yellowish pigment in the corneal epithelium near the head of a pterygium.

Description

A fine line of brown or yellowish pigment in the corneal epithelium near the head of a pterygium, attributed to a tear in the Bowman membrane and hemosiderin deposits. The location of the line can give an indication of the pattern of growth.

We thank William Charles Caccamise Sr, MD, for information submitted.

Bibliography

F. W. Stocker:
Eine pigmentierte Hornhautlinie bei Pterygium.
Schweizerische medizinische Wochenschrift, Basel, 1939, 69: 19.

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