• Reprinted from Shapiro MB, Rodrigues MM, Mandel MR, Krachmer JH. Anterior clear spaces in keratoconus. Ophthalmology. 1986;93(10):1316–1319.
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    Cornea/External Disease

    Broad, oblique slit-lamp image (high magnification). Breaks at the level of the Bowman layer (white arrow) are apparent. The black arrow indicates where collagen has presumably filled in a previous break. Vogt striae are also seen. This is the mechanism of the superficial reticular scarring seen in keratoconus.