The Ophthalmology Unit, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS), Kuching, Sarawak.
The Ophthalmology Department, SarawakGeneralHospital,
Kuching, Sarawak, East Malaysia.
Photo by Professor Chua
This 42 year-old woman
complained of a reduced right vision measuring 6/60 which could not be
improved with a pin-hole. She gave a history of corneal injury from foreign
body while at work. Examination revealed moderate corneal scarring with
ferritin lines and a significant corneal thinning due to stroma loss.
Keratometry showed irregular astigmatism. Moderate corneal scarring can
cause significant visual loss due to irregular astigmatism.
Moderate corneal scarring
Close-up view of the corneal scar
and ferritin lines.