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Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

Scleromalacia with transillumination defect in the setting of chronic scleral buckle exposure

Contributor: Jonathan L. Hager, MD

Photographer: Carol Chan, CRA

57-year-old male with history of chronic scleral buckle extrusion, now with scleromalacia and corneal scarring. Note the scleral transillumination defects in the lower photograph.

Scleral thinning

Transillumination defects in scleral thinning

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last updated: 09/11/2014
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