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      Granular-Lattice (Avellino) Corneal Dystrophy

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          Granular-lattice (Avellino) corneal dystrophy has rarely been reported in the literature. It consists of a combination of granular and lattice dystrophy. We describe the histopathologic examination of the corneal button of one Japanese patient who had undergone unilateral keratoplasty because of severely decreased vision caused by what had been diagnosed clinically as granular dystrophy. However, on pathologic examination, lesions characteristic of both granular dystrophy and lattice dystrophy were found. We also describe 2 Japanese patients who had a clinical appearance characteristic of both granular and lattice dystrophy. Granular-lattice corneal dystrophy was found in a wider geographic distribution than previously proposed and should not be named after the geographic area.

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          Journal
          OPH
          Ophthalmologica
          10.1159/issn.0030-3755
          Ophthalmologica
          S. Karger AG
          0030-3755
          1423-0267
          1999
          February 1999
          11 December 1998
          : 213
          : 1
          : 58-62
          Affiliations
          Department of Ophthalmology, University of Occupational and Environmental Health, Kitakyushu, Japan
          Article
          27395 Ophthalmologica 1999;213:58–62
          10.1159/000027395
          9838259
          © 1998 S. Karger AG, Basel

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          Figures: 8, References: 16, Pages: 5
          Categories
          Case Report · Description de cas · Fallbericht

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