Calcification of the Cornea, Mouse and Rat
Corneal calcification results in opacification, with the size of the opacity depending upon the extent of the calcification. It may appear as small, pale spots or as an opacity of geometric shape (Taradach and Greaves 1984), or it may be diffuse. Slight calcification produces a slight turbidity, more substantial focal deposits appear as gray dots beneath the corneal epithelium, and larger deposits cause the cornea to be chalky white.
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