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Definition

A subtype of posterior corneal dystrophy, a disease characterized by alterations of Descemet membrane presenting as vesicles, opacities or band-like lesions on slit-lamp examination and specular microscopy. In severe cases, corneal endothelial failure may occur and corneal transplantation is required to restore vision. Secondary complications are common and include corneal edema, glaucoma, iris adherence to the cornea, and corectopia. PPCD4 transmission pattern is consistent with autosomal dominant inheritance.

Acronym

PPCD4

Keywords

Corneal dystrophy

 
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