Scleral and choroidal calcifications in a patient with pseudohypoparathyroidism.

Daniel Albert // Publications // Mar 01 1979

PubMed ID: 435429

Author(s): Wong S, Zakov ZN, Albert DM. Scleral and choroidal calcifications in a patient with pseudohypoparathyroidism. Br J Ophthalmol. 1979 Mar;63(3):177-80. PMID 435429

Journal: The British Journal Of Ophthalmology, Volume 63, Issue 3, Mar 1979

This case report suggests that calcifications in the sclera and choroid may be a feature of pseudohypoparathyroidism and shows a calcium distribution more extensive and severe than that characteristically seen in other metabolic conditions associated with calcium deposits in the eye. Ocular ectopic calcification is a part of the more generalised ectopic soft tissue calcification seen with pseudohypoparathyroidism. Evaluation of the contribution of the terminal renal failure and uraemia to the ectopic ocular calcification would require sequential evaluation of eyes with pseudohypoparathyroidism, but without the added complication of uraemia.