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