Munson's sign

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Munson's sign is a V-shaped indentation observed in the lower eyelid when the patient's gaze is directed downwards. The medical sign is characteristic of advanced cases of keratoconus and is caused by the cone-shaped cornea pressing down into the eyelid.[1]

It is named after American ophthalmologist Edwin Sterling Munson (born May 8, 1870 - died Feb. 2, 1958).[2][3]


  1. ^ Agarwal, Amar (2006), Handbook of Ophthalmology, SLACK, p. 234, ISBN 1-55642-685-2 
  2. ^ The National cyclopaedia of American biography: Volume 46
  3. ^ Bartolucci, S L.; Stedman, T L.; Forbis, P. (2005), Stedman's Medical Eponyms, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, p. 505, ISBN 0-7817-5443-7