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Slit lamp photograph showing Krukenberg's Spindle as pigment cell deposits on the cornea
Krukenberg's spindle is the name given to the pattern formed on the inner surface of the cornea by pigmented iris cells which are deposited as a result of the currents of the aqueous humor. The sign was described in 1899 by Friedrich Ernst Krukenberg (1871-1946), who was a German pathologist specialising in Ophthalmology.
- Painful red eye with photophobia associated with inflammation
- Non-transparent collagen deposits appearing following loss of corneal endothelial cells