Subepithelial mucinous corneal dystrophy

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Subepithelial mucinous corneal dystrophy
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A diffuse haziness is present in the papillary region of the cornea in association with discrete opacities. (Reproduced in Klintworth et al. with permission from Feder et al.)
SpecialtyOphthalmology

Subepithelial mucinous corneal dystrophy (SMCD) is a rare form of corneal dystrophy. It was first described in 1993 by Feder et al.[1] Anterior to Bowman layer, deposits of glycosaminoglycan were detected and identified as chondroitin-4-sulfate and dermatan sulfate.

An irregular shaped opacity is present in the superficial cornea

References

  1. Feder RS, Jay M, Yue BY, Stock EL, O'Grady RB, Roth SI (August 1993). "Subepithelial mucinous corneal dystrophy. Clinical and pathological correlations". Arch. Ophthalmol. 111 (8): 1106–14. doi:10.1001/archopht.1993.01090080102025. PMID 8352693. Archived from the original on 2011-08-10.

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