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Guttae in Fuchs' endothelial corneal dystrophy

Contributor: Jesse Vislisel, MD

Photographer: Brice Critser, CRA

Guttae, Latin for "drops," are excrescences of collagen produced by stressed corneal endothelial cells. They can have a dimpled or "beaten metal" appearance at the slit lamp. When found as an age-related change in the corneal periphery of normal individuals they are termed Hassall-Henle bodies.

excrescences of collagen produced by stressed corneal endothelial cells

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last updated: 1/21/2015