Cornea guttata | definition of Cornea guttata by Medical dictionary
Fuchs' dystrophy (redirected from Cornea guttata)
A hereditary disease of the inner layer of the cornea. Treatment requires penetrating keratoplasty. The lens of the eye may also be affected and require surgical replacement at the same time as the cornea.
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References in periodicals archive
Kaufman, "Confocal microscopy in cornea guttata
and Fuchs' endothelial dystrophy," The British Journal of Ophthalmology, vol.
The critical endothelial cell density below which the cornea goes for decompensation is speculative although many clinicians estimate it to be between 300-500 cells per mm15, that is the reason why corneal buttons from people over the age of 70 years and from those who have certain changes such as "cornea guttata
" are not preferred.