What is a corneal dystrophy?

Corneal dystrophies are rare conditions in which the cornea is altered without the presence of any inflammation, infection or other eye disease. The clearness (transparency) of the cornea is affected and vision may or may not be disturbed. Corneal dystrophies tend to run in families. They have been described in many different ways but because each dystrophy will start in a particular layer of the cornea, they are classified as epithelial dystrophies, stromal dystrophies or endothelial dystrophies.

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