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June 1976

Lattice Corneal Dystrophy

Author Affiliations

From the Francis I. Proctor Foundation for Research in Ophthalmology, University of California, San Francisco.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1976;94(6):921-924. doi:10.1001/archopht.1976.03910030461004

• The clinical and histologic aspects of 34 primary and six reoperative keratoplasties for lattice corneal dystrophy are evaluated. Surgical and postoperative complications were minimal and not considered specific for lattice corneal dystrophy. Visual results were highly favorable in a long-term evaluation. No lattice figures were seen to recur in any of the 34 primary or six reoperative grafts; however, opacities did occur in several grafts. Amyloid was definitely found in one reoperative graft specimen. A nonamyloid material was also found in the subepithelial and superficial stromal area in both the lattice dystrophy and reoperative specimens.

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