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A case of corneal keloid: clinical, surgical, pathological, and ultrastructural characteristics.
  1. J M Risco,
  2. A Huaman and
  3. S R Antonios
  1. King Khaled Eye Specialist Hospital, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.


    A 69-year-old patient developed a localised, whitish, elevated, corneal lesion with a smooth and glistening surface following trauma, without evidence of corneal perforation. Twelve months later, the lesion showed evidence of slow growth. An excisional biopsy was then performed. Histopathologically, the lesion was covered by non-keratinised squamous epithelium and was comprised of randomly oriented collagen fibres containing active fibroblasts. Blood vessels were noted deep in the lesion. Ultrastructurally, the cell population was formed by fibroblasts and myofibroblasts, similar to keloids of the skin. The clinical, pathological, and ultrastructural features of the corneal lesion are compatible with a corneal keloid.

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