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Dystrophic Changes in the Anterior Cornea

Dystrophic Changes in the Anterior Cornea Abstract A series of 35 patients manifested various configurations of the anterior cornea. Previous reports have consisted of less than ten patients, and have implied that this condition is relatively rare and innocuous. This report suggests that, because of its subtle appearance, the condition may be easily overlooked. Hence it may be more common than supposed. It may also cause considerable morbidity as a result of poor epithelial adherence and corneal surface irregularities. Preliminary therapeutic trials suggest that hypertonic agents like sodium chloride as well as mechanical debridement are effective in controlling recurrent corneal erosions. References 1. Cogan D, Donaldson D, Kuwabara T, et al: Microcystic dystrophy of the corneal epithelium . Trans Amer Ophthal Soc 62:213-225, 1964. 2. Wolter J, Fralick F: Microcystic dystrophy of corneal epithelium . Arch Ophthal 75:380-383, 1966.Crossref 3. Guerry D: Observations on Cogan's microcystic dystrophy of the corneal epithelium . Trans Amer Ophthal Soc 63:320-334, 1965. 4. Guerry D: Fingerprintlike lines in the cornea . Amer J Ophthal 33:724-726, 1950. 5. DeVoe A: Certain abnormalities of Bowman's membrane . Trans Amer Ophthal Soc 60:195-198, 1962. 6. Grayson M, Keates RH: Manual of Diseases of the Cornea . Boston, Little Brown & Co, 1969, pp 39-56. 7. Khodadoust A: Adhesion of regenerating corneal epithelium . Amer J Ophthal 65:339-348, 1968. 8. Goldman J, Dohlman C, Kravitz J: The basal membrane in recurrent epithelial erosion . Trans Amer Acad Ophthal Otolaryng 73:471-481, 1969. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Archives of Ophthalmology American Medical Association

Dystrophic Changes in the Anterior Cornea

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American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright © 1972 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
ISSN
0003-9950
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1538-3687
DOI
10.1001/archopht.1972.01000020380002
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Abstract

Abstract A series of 35 patients manifested various configurations of the anterior cornea. Previous reports have consisted of less than ten patients, and have implied that this condition is relatively rare and innocuous. This report suggests that, because of its subtle appearance, the condition may be easily overlooked. Hence it may be more common than supposed. It may also cause considerable morbidity as a result of poor epithelial adherence and corneal surface irregularities. Preliminary therapeutic trials suggest that hypertonic agents like sodium chloride as well as mechanical debridement are effective in controlling recurrent corneal erosions. References 1. Cogan D, Donaldson D, Kuwabara T, et al: Microcystic dystrophy of the corneal epithelium . Trans Amer Ophthal Soc 62:213-225, 1964. 2. Wolter J, Fralick F: Microcystic dystrophy of corneal epithelium . Arch Ophthal 75:380-383, 1966.Crossref 3. Guerry D: Observations on Cogan's microcystic dystrophy of the corneal epithelium . Trans Amer Ophthal Soc 63:320-334, 1965. 4. Guerry D: Fingerprintlike lines in the cornea . Amer J Ophthal 33:724-726, 1950. 5. DeVoe A: Certain abnormalities of Bowman's membrane . Trans Amer Ophthal Soc 60:195-198, 1962. 6. Grayson M, Keates RH: Manual of Diseases of the Cornea . Boston, Little Brown & Co, 1969, pp 39-56. 7. Khodadoust A: Adhesion of regenerating corneal epithelium . Amer J Ophthal 65:339-348, 1968. 8. Goldman J, Dohlman C, Kravitz J: The basal membrane in recurrent epithelial erosion . Trans Amer Acad Ophthal Otolaryng 73:471-481, 1969.

Journal

Archives of OphthalmologyAmerican Medical Association

Published: Apr 1, 1972

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