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Epithelial basement membrane dystrophy
(map-dot-fingerprint 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.

patient had both Meesmann epithelial corneal dystrophy and striking epithelial basement membrane dystrophy (EBMD), neither of which were symptomatic. patient had both Meesmann epithelial corneal dystrophy and striking epithelial basement membrane dystrophy (EBMD), neither of which were symptomatic.

patient had both Meesmann epithelial corneal dystrophy and striking epithelial basement membrane dystrophy (EBMD), neither of which were symptomatic.

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

Category: Cornea

Map-dot-fingerprint dystrophyEpithelial basement membrane dystrophy

Image Comments:

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

Epithelial basement membrane dystrophy (map-dot-finger dystrophy)

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:
http://webeye.ophth.uiowa.edu/eyeforum/cases/78-EBMD-treatment.htm

Reference(s):

Weiss JS, Moller HU, Aldave AJ, et al.  IC3D Classification of Corneal Dystrophies—Edition 2.  Cornea.  2015;34:117-159.


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last updated: posted 10/12/2012; updated 9/14/2015; updated 03/22/2018
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