2020–2021 BCSC Basic and Clinical Science Course™
4 Ophthalmic Pathology and Intraocular Tumors
Part I: Ophthalmic Pathology
Chapter 12: Uveal Tract
Hyalinization of the Ciliary Body
With age, the ciliary processes become hyalinized and fibrosed, losing stromal cellularity; occasionally, dystrophic calcification develops. The thin, delicate processes become blunted and attenuated, and the stroma becomes more eosinophilic (Fig 12-13). This process is a normal age-related change to the ciliary body and is not considered pathologic, although it does contribute functionally to the development of presbyopia.
Excerpted from BCSC 2020-2021 series: Section 4 - Ophthalmic Pathology and Intraocular Tumors. For more information and to purchase the entire series, please visit https://www.aao.org/bcsc.