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Corneal dystrophy

Disease definition

The term corneal dystrophy embraces a heterogeneous group of bilateral genetically determined non-inflammatory corneal diseases that are usually restricted to the cornea. The designation is imprecise but remains in vogue because of its clinical value.


  • Synonym(s): -
  • Prevalence: Unknown
  • Inheritance: Autosomal dominant or Autosomal recessive or X-linked recessive or Mitochondrial inheritance or Not applicable 
  • Age of onset: All ages
  • ICD-10: H18.5
  • OMIM: -
  • UMLS: C0010035  C0010036
  • MeSH: D003317
  • GARD: -
  • MedDRA: 10011005

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