Corneal argyrosis associated with silver soldering.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

We report a patient who developed corneal argyrosis secondary to occupational silver soldering. Clinically, the cornea was notable for a green-brown discoloration localized to Descemet's membrane by slit-lamp biomicroscopy. Silver particles were identified within the anterior three eighths of Descemet's membrane by light and electron microscopy and energy-dispersive x-ray microanalysis. To our knowledge, the association between corneal argyrosis and silver soldering has not been previously reported.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Scroggs, MW; Lewis, JS; Proia, AD

Published Date

  • May 1992

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 11 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 264 - 269

PubMed ID

  • 1587137

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0277-3740


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States