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In-vivo scanning of Ascher intrastromal corneal ring opacity
  1. D Q Nguyen,
  2. S A Quah,
  3. N Kumar,
  4. A Jacob,
  5. S B Kaye
  1. St Paul’s Eye Unit, Department of Ophthalmology, Royal Liverpool University Hospital, Liverpool, UK
  1. Dan Nguyen, Department of Ophthalmology, Royal United Hospital Bath, Combe Park, Bath BA1 3NG, UK; danqbnguyen{at}

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Case report

An 80-year-old man was seen with abnormal corneal appearances. He was asymptomatic with no previous ocular, medical or drug history. Visual acuities were 6/6 in both eyes unaided; with ocular examination revealing bilateral 0.1 mm wide white intrastromal corneal ring opacities 7.8 mm and 7.7 mm in diameter in the right and left eyes, respectively (fig 1). Corneal sensation was normal with no evidence of thinning, scarring or vascularisation. The remaining ocular examination was normal. Blood tests for lipid, protein and autoimmune markers were normal. Corneal pachymetry …

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