Band Keratopathy Differential Diagnoses

Updated: Oct 01, 2018
  • Author: Michael Taravella, MD; Chief Editor: John D Sheppard, Jr, MD, MMSc  more...
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Diagnostic Considerations

Conditions to consider in the differential diagnosis of band keratopathy include the following:

  • Gout
  • Interstitial keratitis
  • Primary and secondary calcareous degeneration of the cornea
  • Calciphylaxis - An ocular and systemic hypersensitivity reaction characterized by calcium deposition in response to specific antigens or agents
  • Spheroidal degeneration - Bandlike deposition of hyaline [13]
  • Ciprofloxacin topical solution insoluble particle deposition
  • Advanced anterior basement membrane dystrophy
  • Salzmann nodular degeneration
  • Corneal blood staining
  • Limbal stem cell deficiency