Stocker’s line is seen in? – Ophthalmology MCQ

Stocker’s line is seen in?
A. Pinguecula
B. Trachoma
C. Pterygium
D. Concretions

Correct answer : C. Pterygium

PterygiumPterygium extending into pupillary area

  • Pterygium is usually seen in elderly males and it presents as a triangular fold of conjunctiva which encroaches the cornea.
  • It is usually seen on the nasal side.
  • Stocker’s line is a deposition of iron seen in corneal epithelium anterior to advancing head of pterygium.

Ref: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, A. K. Khurana, 4th edition, p80.
Image credits: José Miguel Varas, MD. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license. https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Pterygium_Slitlamp.jpg

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