Schnyder's dystrophy of the cornea. A Swede-Finn connection.

  title={Schnyder's dystrophy of the cornea. A Swede-Finn connection.},
  author={Jayne S. Weiss},
  volume={11 2},
Schnyder's crystalline dystrophy is an uncommon hereditary disease in which there is abnormal deposition of cholesterol and/or lipid usually in the anterior stroma of the central and peripheral cornea. Four families with Schnyder's dystrophy have been identified in central Massachusetts. Of the 173 living members of these pedigrees, 60 patients were examined by the author. Eighteen patients had Schnyder's dystrophy. Affected individuals less than 23 years of age had bilateral, central disc-like… CONTINUE READING