University of Iowa Health Care

Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

Interstitial Keratitis w/ Descemet's Crolls (slit lamp only)

This is a patient with long standing interstitial keratitis. Unfortunately the patient is deceased and the chart is not available. She was seen with these rather spectacular scrolls of Descemet’s in the posterior cornea and in the anterior chamber. This finding has been described previously (Scattergood KD, Green WR, and Hirst LW Ophthalmology 90:1518-1523, 1983). In their paper, histopathologic studies of this material demonstrated it to have the appearance of laminated scrolls of Descemet’s membrane-like tissue.