May 1975
Volume 14, Issue 5
Articles  |   May 1975
Familial occurrence of dot (microcystic), map, fingerprint dystrophy of the cornea.
Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science May 1975, Vol.14, 397-399. doi:
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      P R Laibson, J H Krachmer; Familial occurrence of dot (microcystic), map, fingerprint dystrophy of the cornea.. Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 1975;14(5):397-399.

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The clinical description of corneal microcysts, maplike changes, and fingerprints has led investigators to the conclusion that these changes may represent a corneal dystrophy. The familial or hereditary evidence which is usually necessary to label a corneal disease a dystrophy has been lacking. This paper describes a familial pattern of disease in two families where three generations were involved and in eight families with corneal changes in at least two generations.


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