Granular dystrophy of the cornea

Clin Exp Optom. 1999 Sep-Oct;82(5):203-206. doi: 10.1111/j.1444-0938.1999.tb06646.x.


BACKGROUND: Granular corneal dystrophy is the commonest of the dystrophies and usually results in visual disability in the fourth or fifth decades. CASE HISTORY: A patient with granular corneal dystrophy is reported and the clinical characteristics described. DISCUSSION: The classical clinical features and the pathology and management of granular dystrophy are reviewed. Two unusual variations of the corneal dystrophy, namely, juvenile granular dystrophy and Avellino dystrophy, which is a concurrence of the features of granular and lattice dystrophies, are also described.