Abstract A rare form of familial dystrophy of the corneal epithelium was described clinically by Pameijer1 in 1935. In 1938 Meesmann2 studied this dystrophy pathologically and found an abundance of glycogen in the corneal epithelium. Although other authors have described this dystrophy,3-6 none has identified conclusively as glycogen the deposits which Meesmann reported. The purpose of this communication is to report a case with histochemical and finestructural studies and to suggest a possible pathogenesis of the disease. Report of Case The propositus was a 31-year-old white female, who was first seen in the clinic of the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary in September, 1961. She had been sent on referral for diagnosis of "black spots" of unknown duration in the cornea. Her only subjective complaint was occasional ocular irritation.Vision with correction for myopic astigmatism in each eye was 20/40-2 OD and 20/60 OS. The corneas were studded References 1. Pameijer, J. K.: Über eine fremdartige familiäre oberflächliche Hornhautveränderung , Klin Mbl Augenheilk 95:516-517, 1935. 2. Meesmann, A., and Wilke, F.: Klinische und anatomische Untersuchungen über eine bisher unbekannte, dominant vererbte Epitheldystrophie der Hornhaut , Klin Mbl Augenheilk 103:361-391, 1939. 3. Böck, J.: Demonstration , Klin Mbl Augenheilk 107:97, 1941. 4. Bürki, E.: Zur Kenntnis der erblichen Epitheldystrophie der Hornhaut , Ophthalmologica 111:134-139, 1946.Crossref 5. Snyder, W. B.: Hereditary Epithelial Corneal Dystrophy , Amer J Ophthal 55:56-61, 1963. 6. Stocker, W., and Holt, L. B.: Rare Form of Hereditary Epithelial Dystrophy , AMA Arch Ophthal 53:536-541, 1955.Crossref
Archives of Ophthalmology – American Medical Association
Published: May 1, 1964
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