• Reproduced, with permission, from Wang MX, Corneal Dystrophies and Degenerations: A Molecular Genetics Approach (Ophthalmology Monographs, 16), American Academy of Ophthalmology, 2003
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    Cornea/External Disease

    Lipid keratopathy. Note whitish yellow opacities, with lines of clearing where vessels are present. Vessels in this case are quiescent, but can open and have significant blood flow with any recurrent inflammation. Lipid is deposited from leading edge of capillaries as they progress into cornea.