Title: Report of a new family with dominant congenital heredity stromal dystrophy of the cornea
Authors: Van Ginderdeuren, Rita ×
De Vos, Rita
Casteels, Ingele
Foets, Bea #
Issue Date: Jan-2002
Series Title: Cornea vol:21 issue:1 pages:118-20
Abstract: PURPOSE: To report a new family with the rare form of congenital and hereditary stromal dystrophy of the cornea. METHODS: A mother and son, showing a bilateral congenital clouding of the cornea, were studied clinically and by biomicroscopy. After corneal transplantation, light microscopy and electron microscopy were performed. RESULTS: The stroma of the cornea was bilaterally and symmetrically thickened with diffuse and homogeneous small opacities. The opacities were present at birth and slowly progressive. Visual acuity was reduced to 2/10. Electron microscopy of the excised corneas showed a thickened stroma owing to cleaving of the lamellae by alternating layers of small-diameter collagen fibrils arranged in a random fashion. The epithelium, Bowman's membrane, the endothelium, and Descemet's membrane were normal. CONCLUSIONS: This family presents with a congenital stromal dystrophy of the cornea not linked to endothelial defects and thus differs from the more common form of congenital hereditary corneal endothelial dystrophy.
ISSN: 0277-3740
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Translational Cell & Tissue Research
Research Group Ophthalmology
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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