Krukenberg spindle

Kru·ken·berg spin·dle

(krū'kĕn-berg),
a vertical fusiform area of melanin pigmentation on the posterior surface of the central cornea.

Kru·ken·berg spin·dle

(krū'kĕn-berg spin'dĕl)
A vertical fusiform area of melanin pigmentation on the posterior surface of the central cornea.

Krukenberg spindle

Vertical pigment deposits seen on the corneal endothelium in pigment dispersion syndrome or pigmentary glaucoma.

Krukenberg,

Friedrich, German pathologist, 1871-1946.
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Krukenberg pigment spindle forceps
Krukenberg spindle - a vertical fusiform area of melanin pigmentation on the posterior surface of the central cornea.
Krukenberg sponge
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sup][1],[2],[3],[4],[5],[6],[7],[8],[9],[10],[11] The literature indicated that Caucasians have the highest prevalence of PDS among all races,[sup][12] with clinical characteristics including Krukenberg spindle, homogeneous trabecular meshwork (TM) pigmentation, and spoke-like mid-peripheral iris transillumination defects (ITDs), which are referred as a triad of PDS.
Corneal endothelial pigment dusting was described as: Krukenberg spindle, diffusive pattern, or none.
Diagnostic criteria for PDS in Chinese patients included at least two of the following three signs: Krukenberg spindle, homogenous moderate to heavy TM pigmentation (≥ Scheie II), and any degree of zonular and/or lenticular pigment granule dusting.