Band keratopathy is a common examination case and very often the patient has another underlying condition.
There is a band of suberpithlial whitish depositions in the interpalpebral zone. It is separated from the limbus by a
clear zone. There are multiple round clear holes (due to nerve channels).
In the examination:
- look for any coexisting corneal lesion such as intersitital keratitis
- if the patient is young (especially female) look for pseudophakia and aqueous haze and signs of arthritis
- a unilateral band keratopathy may be caused by a phthisical eye
- if the centre of the band is clear with well-defined edges, the calcium may have been removed with EDTA or
1. What are the causes of band keratopathy?