congenital hereditary endothelial dystrophy


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congenital hereditary endothelial dystrophy

a dominantly or recessively inherited condition characterized by a cloudy, thickened cornea at birth or in the neonatal period.

con·gen·i·tal he·red·i·tar·y en·do·the·li·al dys·tro·phy

(kŏn-jen'i-tăl hĕr-ed'i-tar-ē en'dō-thē'lē-ăl dis'trŏ-fē)
A dominantly or recessively inherited condition characterized by bilateral cloudy, thickened corneas at birth or in the neonatal period.

congenital hereditary endothelial dystrophy

Abbreviation: CHED
An eye disorder in which the corneal endothelium becomes cloudy, resulting in myopia.
See also: dystrophy
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