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Lisch epithelial corneal dystrophy

Disease definition

Lisch epithelial corneal dystrophy (LECD) is a very rare form of superficial corneal dystrophy characterized by feather-shaped opacities and microcysts in the corneal epithelium arranged in a band-shaped and sometimes whorled pattern, occasionally with impaired vision.


  • Synonym(s):
    • Band-shaped and whorled microcystic dystrophy of the corneal epithelium
    • LECD
  • Prevalence: <1 / 1 000 000
  • Inheritance: X-linked recessive 
  • Age of onset: Childhood
  • ICD-10: H18.5
  • OMIM: 300778
  • UMLS: C2749050
  • MeSH: -
  • GARD: -
  • MedDRA: -

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