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Corneal Layer Findings and Conditions Cheat Sheet by

Listed below are various corneal findings and conditions organized by the layer(s) in which they present.


Punctate Epithelial Erosions
Recurrent Corneal Erosions
Hudson­-Stahli Line
Fleisc­her’s Ring
Stocker’s Line
EBMD/A­BMD­/Ma­p-D­ot-­Fin­ger­print Dystro­phy­/Co­gan’s Dystrophy
Meesmann Corneal Dystrophy
Juvenile Epithelial Dystrophy
Thygeson’s Superf­icial Punctate Keratitis
Herpetic dendrites
Whorl Kerato­pathy


Band Kerato­pathy
Salzmann Nodular Degene­ration (techn­ically between epithelium and bowman’s)
Reis-B­ucklers Corneal Dystrophy
Thiel-­Behnke Corneal Dystrophy
Kerato­conus (origi­nation)


Posterior Embryo­toxon
Arcus Senili­s/C­irc­ums­enilis (origi­nation)
Haab’s striae
Hassal­l-Henle bodies
Corneal hydrops (origi­nation)
Posterior Polymo­rphous Corneal Dystrophy
Kayser­-Fl­eischer Ring


Band Kerato­pathy (anterior stroma)
Macular Corneal Dystrophy
Arcus senili­s/C­irc­ums­enilis
Crocodile Shagreen
Reis-B­ucklers Corneal Dystrophy (anterior stroma)
Thiel-­Behnke Corneal Dystrophy (anterior stroma)
Lattice Corneal Dystrophy
Schnyder Corneal Dystrophy
Granular Corneal Dystrophy
Schnyder Crysta­lline Dystrophy
Corneal hydrops (subse­quent edema)
Peripheral Ulcerative Keratitis
Spheroidal Degene­ration
Pellucid Marginal Degene­ration
Inters­titial Keratitis
Terrien’s Marginal Degene­ration
Cornea Farinata
Wessely Ring
Central Cloudy Dystrophy of Francois
Fleck Dystrophy
Posterior Amorphous Corneal Dystrophy
Congenital Hereditary Stromal Dystrophy


Fuch’s Corneal Dystrophy
Congenital Hereditary Endoth­elial Dystrophy
Arlt’s triangle
Posterior Polymo­rphous Corneal Dystrophy
Disciform Keratitis (primary)


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