Haab's striae

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Haab's striae, or Descemet's tears, are horizontal breaks in the Descemet membrane[1] associated with congenital glaucoma.[2] It is named after Otto Haab.


  1. ^ Cibis, GW; Tripathi, RC (Jun 1982). "The differential diagnosis of Descemet's tears (Haab's striae) and posterior polymorpous dystrophy bands. A clinicopathologic study". Ophthalmology. 89 (6): 614–20. doi:10.1016/s0161-6420(82)34747-8. PMID 6981787.
  2. ^ Yeung, HH (Mar–Apr 2010). "Haab's striae with congenital glaucoma". Journal of pediatric ophthalmology and strabismus. 47 (2): 128. doi:10.3928/01913913-20100308-17. PMID 20349910.

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