Reis-Buckler's dystrophy

Reis-Buckler's dystrophy with ferritin lines

An advanced case of Reis-Buckler's 

Of all the epithelial dystrophies you may see in the examination, this is probably the most common.

There are multiple subepithelial ring-shaped opacities (so called honeycomb apperance) in the centre of the cornea 
(but this may extend towards the periphery in severe cases). The corneal surface is irregular with ferritin deposition.

Look at the opposite eye for:

  • similar changes
  • corneal graft which may be penetrating or lamellar


1. What are the features of Reis-Buckler's dystrophy?


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