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February 1968

Hereditary Deep Dystrophy of the Cornea: Associated With Glaucoma and Ruptures in Descemet's Membrane

Author Affiliations

From Department of Ophthalmology, Hospital of University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia General Hospital, Veterans Administration Hospital, and Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1968;79(2):123-126. doi:10.1001/archopht.1968.03850040125002

A family in which three of the four living members were noted to have hereditary deep dystrophy of the cornea is described. Two of these patients exhibited ruptures of Descemet's membrane and one was found to have glaucoma.

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