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Macular corneal dystrophy

Disease definition

Macular corneal dystrophy (MCD) is a rare, severe form of stromal corneal dystrophy (see this term) characterized by bilateral ill-defined cloudy regions within a hazy stroma, and eventually severe visual impairment.


Classification level: Disorder
  • Synonym(s):
    • Corneal dystrophy Groenouw type II
    • Fehr corneal dystrophy
    • MCD
  • Prevalence: 1-9 / 100 000
  • Inheritance: Autosomal recessive 
  • Age of onset: All ages
  • ICD-10: H18.5
  • OMIM: 217800
  • UMLS: C0024439  C1636149
  • MeSH: -
  • GARD: 6953
  • MedDRA: 10025406

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