Corneal Dystrophies Definition

This term refers to a group of corneal metabolic dysfunctions that always lead to bilateral opacification of the various layers of the cornea (see Classification below).

Epidemiology: Corneal dystrophy tends to be rare. The most frequent form is Fuchs' endothelial dystrophy, followed by dystrophy in the corneal stroma.

Etiology: The various corneal dystrophies are genetic disorders. They usually manifest themselves in the first or second decade of life except for Fuchs' endothelial dystrophy, which only becomes symptomatic between the ages of 40 and 50.

Classification: The following forms of dystrophy are differentiated according to the individual layers of the cornea in which they occur:

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