volume 52, issue 1, P96-106 2009
DOI: 10.1111/j.1755-3768.1974.tb00357.x
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M. S. NORN

Abstract: A scleral plaque is a transparent, superficial, well-defined scleral area covering a normal, white, scleral layer. The subjacent uvea and the superjacent conjunctiva are normal. The plaque is situated in front of an eye muscle attachment.An investigation comprising 1,086 subjects showed a scleral plaque to be a very frequent phenomenon in elderly persons (3 O/o aged 60, 10°/o aged 70 and 25 O/o aged 80 or more). Plaques are vertically oval (65 O/o) or circular (27 O/o).Other shapes are rare. They average 2.72…

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