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Pannus

Contributor: Austin R. Fox, MD

Photographer: Douglas B. Critser

January 2, 2018

 

Corneal pannus is subepithelial fibrovascular tissue ingrowth from the limbus onto the cornea. It typically results from inflammation, which may be causes by a number of events such as infection or chronic irritation.   

Corneal pannus is subepithelial fibrovascular tissue ingrowth from the limbus onto the cornea. It typically results from inflammation, which may be causes by a number of events such as infection or chronic irritation.   

Reference

  1. Weisenthal RW, Afshari NA, Bouchard CS, Colby KA, Rootman DS, Tu EY, de Freitas D. Clinical Approach to Ocular Surface Disorders. External Disease and Cornea. Section 8. Basic and Clinical Science Course. 2016-2017 ed. San Francisco: American Academy of Ophthalmology; 2016; chapter 3; p. 44.

Contributor: Andrew Doan, MD, PhD, University of Iowa

Category: Cornea

February 8, 2008

 

pannus

Pannus from failure of corneal limbal stem cells.


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