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What is
Calcification?

Alternate terms: ossification, hardening

Calcification is the accumulation of calcium or calcium salts in a body tissue. Numerous causes of calcification of the eye are encountered, varying from the benign (e.g., optic nerve head drusen and asteroid hyalosis) to malignant (e.g., retinoblastoma). Phthisis bulbi is the end result of major injury to the eye (e.g., trauma or infection) with shrunken calcified tissue remaining instead of the normal eye.

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Asteroid Hyalosis, Posterior Vitreous Separation

Sep 26, 2009

Asteroid Hyalosis, Vitreous Face Attached

Sep 27, 2009

Optic Nerve Head Drusen

Apr 20, 2010

Optic Nerve Head Drusen

May 31, 2011

 Revised November 21, 2011

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