Subepithelial mucinous corneal dystrophy

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Subepithelial mucinous corneal dystrophy
Classification and external resources
Subepithelial mucinous corneal dystrophy 1.JPEG
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.)
OMIM 612867

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.

References[edit]

  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. PMID 8352693.