Journal article

Salzmann's Nodular Degeneration

Prafulla K Maharana, Namrata Sharma, Sujata Das, Tushar Agarwal, Seema Sen, Gaurav Prakash, Rasik B Vajpayee

The Ocular Surface | ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV | Published : 2016

Abstract

Salzmann's nodular degeneration (SND) is a rare, noninflammatory, slowly progressive degenerative disease of the cornea that is characterized by the appearance of nodular bluish gray opacities that vary in number and size. It is usually bilateral; most commonly occurring in people aged 50-60 years old, with a female preponderance; and often associated with a history of prior corneal inflammation. The clinical features usually depend on the location of the nodules. Generally, the nodules of SND are bluish white to gray in color, 1-2 mm in size, and round, conical or prismatic in shape. The overlying Bowman's layer is usually absent from the nodular areas and is partially replaced by granular ..

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