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Scleromalacia perforans

Contributor: Jeffrey Welder, MD

Photographer: Brice Critser, CRA

64-year-old female with rheumatoid arthritis and a history of scleritis with severe scleromalacia with diffuse purple hue from increased uveal visibility. In the top picture there is a large area of uveal protrusion with only a thin layer of conjunctiva overlying the uvea.

a large area of uveal protrusion with only a thin layer of conjunctiva overlying the uvea

diffuse purple hue from increased uveal visibility


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last updated: 06/02/2015