Vortex keratopathy

This is a common physical signs in the examination but unlikely to form the only signs in the examination. Look for 
another pathology.

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?

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