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Slit lamp photograph showing Krukenberg's Spindle as pigment cell deposits on the cornea
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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