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Doctor insights on: Map Dot Dystrophy

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Can you tell me more about recurrent corneal erosions and map dot fingerprint dystrophy?

Can you tell me more about recurrent corneal erosions and map dot fingerprint dystrophy?

Sure: Map-dot-fingerprint dystrophy, aka anterior basement membrane dystrophy, is an inherited disorder in which there is defective and excessive corneal epithelial basement membrane. This causes the skin of the eye, the epithelium, to be poorly adherent and easily damaged. Corneal erosion is when this poorly adherent epithelium comes off. ...Read more

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Has a duchenne muscular dystrophy chromosome map been done yet?

Has a duchenne muscular dystrophy chromosome map been done yet?

Genetics: The molecular biology of dmd has been fairly well investigated at this time. The gene responsible for the disease codes for a mutated form of the protein called dystrophin. This gene is located on the x-chromosome. For more information on this go to http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0001724/. ...Read more

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What is fuch's dystrophy and the dsek procedure?

What is fuch's dystrophy and the dsek procedure?

Corneal lining: The inner lining of the cornea consists of cells which pump fluid from the cornea keeping it clear. When these cells are deficient or incompetent, the cornea swells with fluid. This when spontaneous is called fuch's. Surgical replacement of the cells from a donor can restore clarity in a procedure called dsek. ...Read more

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What is a vulvar dystrophy?

What is a vulvar dystrophy?

Abnormal growth: Is the growth of abnormal skin on the vulva. The vulvar skin can be too thin, too thick (hyperplasia), or a mixture of both. ...Read more

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Hi doctors, was just wondering what is fuch's endotholial dystrophy?

Hi doctors, was just wondering what is fuch's endotholial dystrophy?

Fuchs': Fuchs is a problem with the inner layer of the cornea (window to the eye). If this layer fails (the pump of the cornea), then the cornea can swell and vision can become blurry. ...Read more

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What is corneal dystrophy?

What is corneal dystrophy?

Inherited disorder: Dystrophies are inherited disorders. For the cornea, there are many dystrophies. The most common corneal dystrophy is the anterior basement membrane corneal dystrophy. It is also called map-dot-fingerprint dystrophy. ...Read more

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I have corneal dystrophy. What is it ?

I have corneal dystrophy. What is it ?

Corneal problem: Corneal dystrophy is a term used for a group of inherited disorders of the cornea; the clear part in the front of the eye. They can lead to varying degrees of vision loss depending on the kind of dystrophy. Most can be treated either medically or surgically. ...Read more

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What are the chances that I will inherit fuchs' dystrophy if my grandma had it?

What are the chances that I will inherit fuchs' dystrophy if my grandma had it?

Fuchs: Fuchs dystrophy does run in families and typically develops later in life. If you are concerned, the best next step is a detailed eye examination with an eye care provider who can use a slit lamp to look for any signs of early Fuchs Dystrophy. Fuchs is not 100% transferred so your chances are likely low, but they are not 0%. ...Read more

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Whats fuchs's corneal dystrophy?

Whats fuchs's corneal dystrophy?

Fuchs: Fuchs is a disease of the inner layer of the cornea. In some pts, this layer fails over time and the cornea can become swollen. When the cornea is swollen, the patient can experience vision loss. Additionally, some patient's with Fuchs' get a plaque or membrane in their central corneal causing vision decline. In these instances, surgery such as DSEK (partial corneal transplantation) is helpful ...Read more

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What is cone dystrophy?

What is cone dystrophy?

Problem withcolor ey: The most common symptoms of cone dystrophy are vision loss (age of onset ranging from the late teens to the sixties), sensitivity to bright lights, and poor color vision. Therefore, patients see better at dusk. Visual acuity usually deteriorates gradually, but it can deteriorate rapidly to 20/200; later, in more severe cases, it drops to counting fingers vision. ...Read more

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Fshd musclar dystrophy any updates?

Fshd musclar dystrophy any updates?

Genetic studies only: You are asking about facial-scapular-humaral dystrophy. This is a very familial form of mild muscular dystrophy that involves the face and shoulders and upper arms and is progressive from adolescence on. There are no definite treatments except exercises and at times tendon-muscle transfers. Advances in the genetic evaluation seem exciting. There are trials of Prednisone such as in duchenne's. ...Read more

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I have been diagnosed with cone rod dystrophy. What can I expect?

I have been diagnosed with cone rod dystrophy. What can I expect?

Gradual loss of visi: Most people experience some loss of vision over time. Protect your eyes from the sun or squinting/eye stress. See and be followed by an ophthalmologist (eye doctor - not an optometrist. ...Read more

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Do you think I could join any branch of the military with myotonic dystrophy?

Do you think I could join any branch of the military with myotonic dystrophy?

No, but thank you: for your interest to serve. That's a tough illness to live with, and you would be stressing your muscles out too much doing excercises even to pass Basic Training, regardless of MOS. If you want to serve, there are jobs in the civilian world with various branches of the government that would try to accommodate your illness if possible. The fed is very open to supporting employees w/ special needs. ...Read more

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What are cell count/thickness levels for Fuch's Dystrophy that would indicate it's time for DMEK/DSEK? Current count 1381/1225, thick 594/602

What are cell count/thickness levels for Fuch's Dystrophy that would indicate it's time for DMEK/DSEK?  Current count 1381/1225, thick 594/602

Your symptoms: generally will dictate when you are ready for a corneal transplant. Symptoms of decreased vision, glare, light sensitivity etc. If the corneal swelling is to the point where I worry about permanent corneal scarring, then I usually advise the patient towards surgery sooner rather than later. Avg numbers are about 640 for corneal thickness before surgery. Good luck. ...Read more