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Krukenberg's spindle

Alternative eponyms

  • Axenfeld-Krukenberg pigmentary spindle
  • Axenfeld-Krukenberg spindle

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A congenital, vertical, spindle-shaped symmetrical deposition of brown pigment in the deep layers of the cornea, directed vertically.

Description

A congenital, vertical, spindle-shaped symmetrical deposition of brown pigment in the deep layers of the cornea, directed vertically. They occur most commonly in female myopic patients and male patients with megalocornea.

Bibliography

  • F. E. Krukenberg:
    Beiderseitige angeborene Melanose der Hornhaut.
    Klinische Monatsblätter für Augenheilkunde, 1899, 37: 254-258.

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