Understanding Lymphatic Tophi

Sign: Collagen bundles in the shape of flocks, (red arrows) clouds, smears (orange arrow) or beads (yellow arrow) are collectively called lymphatic tophi. They are generally observed in the outer iris area, but can also be seen in the humoral zone. (yellow arrow) The ideal colour is white. Discolouration indicates an increased disposition to toxic loading of the lymph. A common cause of this is exposure to cigarette smoke or other airborne pollutants.


Significance: Tophi indicate a predisposition to stagnation, congestion, swelling and enlargement of adjacent lymph glands and tissue. This potential is exacerbated by a sedentary lifesty