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Calcification of the globe (differential)

Calcification of the globe has many causes, varying from the benign to malignant. When calcification is seen of the posterior half of the globe, it could relate to any of the layers (scleral, choroidal or retinal), as it is not possible to separate them out on CT.


Differential diagnosis

For globe opacification consider:

  • intraocular silicone gel treatment 4

Article information

rID: 1043
Section: Gamuts
Tag: eye, globe
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Globe calcification
  • Globe calcifications
  • Calcification of the eyeball (differential)

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Cases and figures

  • Case 1: drusen
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  • Case 2: bilateral retinoblastoma
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  • Case 3: chorioretinitis
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  • Case 4: bilateral choroidal osteoma
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  • Case 5: senile calcific scleral plaques
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  • Case 6: phthisis bulbi
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