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Haab striae in primary congenital glaucoma

Contributor: Jesse Vislisel, MD

Photographer: Randy Verdick, FOPS

Haab striae are curvilinear breaks in Descemet's membrane, resulting acutely from stretching of the cornea in primary congenital glaucoma. They are typically oriented horizontally or concentric to the limbus in contrast to Descemet's tears, resulting from birth trauma, that are usually vertical or obliquely oriented.

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last updated: 02/25/2015
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