This is a common physical signs in the examination but unlikely to form the only signs in the examination. Look for
There are corneal deposits (in the basal layer of the epithelium) distributed in whorl's like pattern (cornea verticillata).
Look for signs of :
- amiodarone intake (for example photosensitivity of the skin, irregular pulse rate and there may be branch retinal
or central retinal artery occlusion from emboli)
- indomethacin intake (look for signs of rheumatoid arthritis)
- Fabry's disease (renal failure with arteriovenous fistula, angiokeratomas, dilated and tortuous
conjucntival vessels with or without aneurysms).
1. What is Fabry's disease?