2020–2021 BCSC Basic and Clinical Science Course™
11 Lens and Cataract
Chapter 5: Pathology
Drug-Induced Lens Changes
Amiodarone, an antiarrhythmic medication, has been reported to cause stellate pigment deposition in the anterior cortical axis. Only in very rare instances does this condition become visually significant. Amiodarone is also deposited in the corneal epithelium (cornea verticillata; Fig 5-11) and can cause an optic neuropathy, also only in rare instances.
Excerpted from BCSC 2020-2021 series: Section 11 - Lens and Cataract. For more information and to purchase the entire series, please visit https://www.aao.org/bcsc.