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What is Granular Dystrophy? What is the treatment for Granular Dystrophy?

 

Granular dystrophy is an inherited condition (autosomal dominant) that occurs in both eyes causing corneal opacities. This condition often causes pain from corneal erosion as well as decrease vision. It is typically diagnosed before twenty years of age. Treatment includes contact lenses and eye lubrication for comfort. There are also laser therapies that are available. If the vision is severely decreased a corneal transplant is often recommended to improve vision.

Avellino Dystrophy is related to granular dystrophy and causes similar symptoms. Treatment is similar to granular dystrophy.

 

Treatment

Eye lubrication, artificial tears ointments

Contact lenses

Phototherapeutic keratectomy, PTK

Lamellar keratoplasty

Corneal Transplant

 

Last Updated on Sunday, 13 January 2013 22:49
 

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