Familial band-shaped spheroid degeneration of the cornea.

  title={Familial band-shaped spheroid degeneration of the cornea.},
  author={Tetsuo Hida and Shichiro Akiya and Kazuteru Kigasawa and Yasuhiro Hosoda},
  journal={American journal of ophthalmology},
  volume={97 5},
Except for the secondary forms associated with other ocular conditions, spheroid degeneration of the cornea has been reported only in certain geographically defined regions in which the eyes are exposed to climatic extremes, and its familial occurrence is exceptional. 1 A 42-year-old woman was referred to us for corneal transplants on Jan. 13, 1983, because of progressive blurring of vision in both eyes. Her visual acuity had been poor since childhood and had slowly deteriorated. Her parents… CONTINUE READING