Granular corneal dystrophy Groenouw type I. A report of a probable homozygous patient

Acta Ophthalmol (Copenh). 1990 Feb;68(1):97-101. doi: 10.1111/j.1755-3768.1990.tb01658.x.


A case of severe granular corneal dystrophy is described. The patient, who is most probably homozygous for the dominantly inherited dystrophy gene, is the product of a first cousin marriage with both parents mildly affected by the same dystrophy. The case report describes an early onset and a severe course with two grafts in each eye before the age of 17. Pictures of the clinical appearance, histology and transmission electronmicroscopy are shown.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Corneal Dystrophies, Hereditary / genetics*
  • Corneal Dystrophies, Hereditary / pathology
  • Corneal Dystrophies, Hereditary / surgery
  • Corneal Opacity / pathology
  • Corneal Transplantation
  • Female
  • Homozygote
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Pedigree
  • Visual Acuity