Guttae


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Guttae

 

(regulae), in structures of the Doric order, the six small projections shaped like truncated cones and placed on the lower surface of each shelf above and below the triglyphs and also above the metopes.

gutta ( pl. guttae)

gutta: Top , guttae attached to mutules; bottom, detail showing guttae
In Classical architecture, one of a number of pendant ornaments in a rectangular arrangement; each gutta is shaped like an inverted frustum of a cone, i.e., a cone in which the upper tip has been lopped off; usually found on the underside of the mutules of a Doric entablature.
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Central endothelial guttae are an initial manifestation of FED and the dystrophy may or may not be symptomatic.
The debilitating symptom of glare due to confluent guttae with pigment can occur even when there is little or no stromal oedema and pachymetry is relatively normal (<600[micro]m).
Guttae (from the Latin gutta for 'drop') on the corneal endothelium are the characteristic first sign of FCED.
Of course it is not guttae themselves but reduced endothelial cell density (ECD) and secondary loss of pump-function that is the primary cause for visual loss in FCED.
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In bilateral disease, the clinical presence of corneal guttae is diagnostic.