Haab's striae are splits or tears (sometimes
described as "horizontal breaks") in the Descemet's
membrane of the eye.
Haab's striae usually occur during infancy or early
childhood and may be attributed to childhood glaucoma.
Haab's striae are named after Swiss/German Ophthalmologist,
Otto Haab (1850 - 1931).
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