Persistent corneal erosion secondary to tarsal adrenochrome deposit

G. J. Pardos, J. H. Krachmer, Mark J Mannis

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A 64-year-old man with open-angle glaucoma had used topically applied epinephrine for 13 years. He developed a foreign-body sensation and persistent superotemporal corneal erosion as a result of an adrenochrome deposit on the upper tarsus. Removal of the deposit ended the corneal erosion and returned visual acuity to normal.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)870-871
Number of pages2
JournalAmerican Journal of Ophthalmology
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1980
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology


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