band keratopathy


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keratopathy

 [ker″ah-top´ah-the]
noninflammatory disease of the cornea.
band keratopathy a condition characterized by an abnormal gray circumcorneal band.
A broad deposit of opaque calcium phosphate in vertical lines parallel to, within and often lateral to the limbus on Bowman’s membrane, which is seen by slit lamp examination

band keratopathy

Ophthalmology A broad deposit of opaque calcium phosphate in vertical lines parallel to, within and often lateral to the limbus on Bowman's membrane, seen by slit lamp examination.

keratopathy

noninflammatory disease of the cornea. See also corneal.

acid-fast keratopathy
corneal opacities seen in dogs in tropical and subtropical areas of the United States; attributed to an unidentified mycotic or mycobacterial infection. Called also Florida spots, Florida fungus.
band keratopathy
subcorneal calcification associated with local ocular disease or systemic abnormalities of calcium or phosphorus metabolism.
bullous keratopathy
a nonspecific response of the cornea to inflammation in which vesicles and bullae occur.
lipid keratopathy
deposition of lipid in the stroma of the cornea. In the primary disease, there is no association with abnormalities of lipid metabolism or elevated blood lipid levels. In secondary disease, lipids are deposited in scars and previous corneal lesions, or in association with abnormalities of systemic lipid metabolism.
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The patient's eye remained comfortable until the age of 38 years, when the patient started to have bilateral recurrent epithelial defects in the setting of band keratopathy and phthisis with associated pain and headaches.
On slit lamp examination, severe and moderate band keratopathy were present in the right and left eyes, respectively, preventing adequate assessment of the anterior segment and the fundus.
75% EDTA, that carries similar properties with CA, for 15-45 minutes on the corneas of the patients with calcific band keratopathy, Najjar et al.
JIA-associated chronic uveitis has a high frequency of serious complications: 20% develop cataracts, 19% glaucoma, and 16% band keratopathy.
In this metaanalysis, in the JIA patients with uveitis, 20% developed cataracts, 19% glaucoma, and 16% band keratopathy.
Band keratopathy can occur from a variety of local and systemic causes (Table 2) but is commonly seen in chronic uveitis and hypercalcaemic states.
Which of the following statements regarding band keratopathy is FALSE?