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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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