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Meesmann corneal dystrophy

Disease definition

Meesmann corneal dystrophy (MECD) is a rare form of superficial corneal dystrophy characterized by distinct tiny bubble-like, round-to-oval punctate bilateral opacities in the central corneal epithelium, and to a lesser extent in the peripheral cornea, with little impact on vision.


Classification level: Disorder
  • Synonym(s):
    • Juvenile hereditary epithelial dystrophy of Meesmann
    • MECD
  • Prevalence: <1 / 1 000 000
  • Inheritance: Autosomal dominant 
  • Age of onset: Childhood
  • ICD-10: H18.5
  • ICD-11: 9A70.Y
  • OMIM: 122100  618767
  • UMLS: C0339277
  • MeSH: D053559
  • GARD: 9688
  • MedDRA: -

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