Corneal changes in X-linked ichthyosis.

  • Pawel Grala
  • Published 1985 in Journal of the American Optometric Association


X-linked ichthyosis (XLI) is an inherited dermatological disorder which is characterized by dryness of the skin and thick scaling of the trunk and extremities. Nearly all cases demonstrate a specific corneal dystrophy which appears as a thin, gray-white, "frosted" layer deep in the stroma. Since other forms of ichthyosis present with similar cutaneous… (More)


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