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CASE REPORT
Year : 2017  |  Volume : 29  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 240-243

Blue sclera and osteogenesis imperfecta - A rare association


Department of Ophthalmology, Andaman and Nicobar Islands Institution of Medical Science, Port Blair, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, India

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Dr. Sujit Das
Department of Ophthalmology, MS Ophthalmology, ANIIMS, Port Blair, Andaman and Nicobar Island, Islands
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/kjo.kjo_75_17

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The sclera is a dense poorly vascularized connective tissue structure composed of Types I, III, IV, V, VI, and VIII collagen. The characteristic blue sclera is caused by thinness and transparency of the collagen fibers of the sclera that allow visualization of the underlying uvea. The sclera may be thinned in congenital diseases such as osteogenesis imperfecta or in acquired diseases such as iron deficiency anemia.


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