Keratic precipitate

Keratic precipitate (KP) is an inflammatory cellular deposit seen on corneal endothelium. Acute KPs are white and round in shape whereas old KPs are faded and irregular in shape. Mutton-fat KPs are large in shape and are greasy-white in color and are formed from macrophages and epithelioid cells. They are indicative of inflammatory disease.[1] Mutton fat KPs are due to granulomatous iridocyclitis.[2] Another variant called red KPs may be seen in hemorrhagic uveitis.[citation needed]

Keratic precipitate
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Keratic precipitate due to Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada Disease

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Brightbill, Frederick S. (2009). Corneal Surgery: Theory, Technique and Tissue. Elsevier Health Sciences. p. 102. ISBN 978-0323048354. Retrieved 11 November 2017.
  2. ^ Tandon, Radhika (2014). Parson's Diseases of the Eye - E-Book. Elsevier Health Sciences. p. 616. ISBN 9788131238196. Retrieved 11 November 2017.