The keratopathy of Crohn's disease

David L Knox, R. C. Snip, W. J. Stark

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A distinctive subepithelial keratopathy developed in four adult patients with Crohn's disease (granulomatous ileocolitis). Small, bilateral, symmetrical subepithelial, and anterior proliferative infiltrates and scarring were present 2 to 3 mm inside the entire corneoscleral limbus. Vision was not affected because the lesions spared the central cornea. The mechanism is not known and the lesion should be regarded as a distinct clinical sign of Crohn's disease.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)862-865
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican Journal of Ophthalmology
Volume90
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1980

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Knox, D. L., Snip, R. C., & Stark, W. J. (1980). The keratopathy of Crohn's disease. American Journal of Ophthalmology, 90(6), 862-865.

The keratopathy of Crohn's disease. / Knox, David L; Snip, R. C.; Stark, W. J.

In: American Journal of Ophthalmology, Vol. 90, No. 6, 1980, p. 862-865.

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Knox, DL, Snip, RC & Stark, WJ 1980, 'The keratopathy of Crohn's disease', American Journal of Ophthalmology, vol. 90, no. 6, pp. 862-865.
Knox, David L ; Snip, R. C. ; Stark, W. J. / The keratopathy of Crohn's disease. In: American Journal of Ophthalmology. 1980 ; Vol. 90, No. 6. pp. 862-865.
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