Haab's striae

Labelled Diagram of the Eye

Labelled diagram of the structure of the retina

Haab's striae are splits or tears (sometimes described as "horizontal breaks") in the Descemet's membrane of the eye.

 

Haab's striae usually occur during infancy or early childhood and may be attributed to childhood glaucoma.

Haab's striae are named after Swiss / German Ophthalmologist, Otto Haab (1850 - 1931).

More about Ophthalmology:

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For further information see also our pages of books about ophthalmology.

The following books may also be of interest:

The Aging Eye (Harvard Medical School)
MCQ Companion to the Eye (Textbook)
The Secret of Perfect Vision: How You Can Prevent and Reverse Nearsightedness
What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About(TM) Glaucoma: The Essential Treatments and Advances That Could Save Your Sight

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