Congenital endothelial corneal dystrophy. Clinical, pathological, and genetic study.

@article{Pearce1969CongenitalEC,
  title={Congenital endothelial corneal dystrophy. Clinical, pathological, and genetic study.},
  author={William G. Pearce and Ramesh Chandra Tripathi and Glyn Morgan},
  journal={The British journal of ophthalmology},
  year={1969},
  volume={53 9},
  pages={577-91}
}
The hereditary corneal dystrophies are remarkable in that only rarely do sufficient opacifications exist at birth or appear during infancy to merit both the prefix "congenital", i.e. a disturbance present at birth, and "dystrophy", i.e. a disturbance developing on a hereditary basis in apparently normal tissue. The term as used has referred to a bilateral symmetrical diffuse opacification of the cornea, with oedema but without vascularization, present from an early age and accompanied by marked… CONTINUE READING