Epithelial basement membrane dystrophy
Posted March 22, 2018
Contributor: Lorraine M. Provencher, MD
Photographer: Brice Critser, CRA
This patient had both Meesmann epithelial corneal dystrophy and striking epithelial basement membrane dystrophy (EBMD), neither of which were symptomatic.
Posted October 12, 2012
Contributor: Meredith Baker, MD, The University of Iowa
72-year-old female with decrease in central visual acuity. Classic gray patches, fingerprint lines, map lines, dots, and cobblestone pattern in the corneal epithelium are seen on this photo.
Epithelial basement membrane dystrophy (map-dot-finger dystrophy)
Posted Septembet 14, 2015
Contributor: Thomas J.E. Clark, MD
Photographer: Carol Chan, CRA
This photo demonstrates classic "dots", which manifest as irregular round, oval, or comma-shaped, non-staining, putty-gray intraepithelial opacities. They represent intraepithelial pseudocysts containing cytoplasmic debris.
See related case:
Weiss JS, Moller HU, Aldave AJ, et al. IC3D Classification of Corneal Dystrophies—Edition 2. Cornea. 2015;34:117-159.
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