Ultrastructural variation in granular dystrophy of the cornea

  title={Ultrastructural variation in granular dystrophy of the cornea},
  author={Takeo Iwamoto and John C. Stuart and Balasubramaniam Srinivasan and Michael L. Mund and R. Linsy Farris and Anthony Donn and A G Devoe},
  journal={Albrecht von Graefes Archiv f{\"u}r klinische und experimentelle Ophthalmologie},
Corneal deposits of granular dystrophy were studied in six corneas from five patients. Two additional corneas from two patients with lattice dystrophy were used for comparison. The diagnoses were confirmed by light and electron microscopy. Three types of ultrastructural features were distinguished in the electron-dense rodshaped deposits of granular dystrophy, i.e., Type 1 with homogeneous structure, Type 2 with fibrillar constituents, and Type 3 with a moth-eaten or sponge-like appearance. In… CONTINUE READING