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Gelatinous drop-like corneal dystrophy

Disease definition

Gelatinous drop-like corneal dystrophy (GDCD) is a form of superficial corneal dystrophy characterized by multiple prominent milky-white gelatinous nodules beneath the corneal epithelium, and marked visual impairment.


Classification level: Disorder
  • Synonym(s):
    • GDCD
    • Primary familial amyloidosis of the cornea
    • Subepithelial amyloidosis of the cornea
  • Prevalence: 1-9 / 1 000 000
  • Inheritance: Autosomal recessive 
  • Age of onset: Childhood
  • ICD-10: H18.5
  • OMIM: 204870
  • UMLS: C0339273
  • MeSH: C535480
  • GARD: 9647
  • MedDRA: -

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