anterior corneal dystrophy

anterior corneal dystrophy

corneal opacification with involvement of the epithelium, basement membrane, or Bowman membrane of the cornea.

an·te·ri·or cor·ne·al dys·tro·phy

(an-tēr'ē-ŏr kōr'nē-ăl dis'trŏ-fē)
Bilateral corneal abnormality involving the epithelium, basement membrane, or Bowman membrane of the cornea.
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It can be associated with anterior corneal dystrophy, or superficial corneal trauma (such as paper cuts, fingernail injury or a tree branch injury), or unrelated to corneal disease or previous trauma (idiopathic).
In these 12 patients, 6(50%)were diagnosed as stromal corneal dystrophies and 5(42%)had posterior corneal dystrophies, and 1(8%)had anterior corneal dystrophy.
In anterior corneal dystrophy, corneal epithelium, basement membrane and superficial corneal stroma are involved.
In the12 patients, 6(50%) were diagnosed as stromal corneal dystrophies, 5(42%) had posterior corneal dystrophies, and 1(8%) had anterior corneal dystrophy.
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