Krukenberg Spindle

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 . [1]

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1) Male gender. Pigmentary glaucoma has a strong male predominance, with all case series showing a male to female ratio of between 2:1 and 5:1. Much less of a male predominance is noted for PDS, with case series describing male to female ratios between 1:1 and 2:1. 2,3,16,22,23

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What Is It? Pigment Dispersion Syndrome is an uncommon condition. Most commonly effected are nearsighted males between the ages of 30 and 50. It is also more common in Europeans. The cause of pigment dispersion is a mechanical rubbing between two ocular structures: the IRIS and ZONULES. The iris is the colored part of the eye. It constricts and dilates to change the size of the pupil (depending upon the surrounding light). Behind the iris is the lens. The lens helps focus our vision.