Rapid development of band keratopathy in dry eyes

Am J Ophthalmol. 1977 May;83(5):657-9. doi: 10.1016/0002-9394(77)90131-3.


In three patients, calcium deposits rapidly developed within the superficial corneal stroma. All eyes had severe desiccation, a bacterial corneal ulcer, and frequent instillation of an artificial tear preparation. Calcium deposition within the ulcer base occurred within two to three weeks.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Calcium
  • Corneal Diseases / etiology*
  • Corneal Ulcer / etiology
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Keratoconjunctivitis / etiology
  • Lacrimal Apparatus Diseases / complications*
  • Lacrimal Apparatus Diseases / therapy
  • Middle Aged
  • Tears


  • Calcium