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February 1984

New Findings in Posterior Amorphous Corneal Dystrophy

Author Affiliations

From the Iowa Lions Cornea Center and the Department of Ophthalmology, University of Iowa Hospitals, Iowa City. Dr Dunn is now with Sinai Hospital of Detroit and Michigan State University and William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, Mich. Dr Ching is now with the University of Rochester (NY) and Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1984;102(2):236-239. doi:10.1001/archopht.1984.01040030186023

• Eight members of a family spanning five generations were found to have posterior amorphous corneal dystrophy. This rare abnormality was noted in both its centroperipheral and peripheral forms. The following five heretofore unrecognized features were noted: (1) hyperopia, (2) flattened corneal topography, (3) anterior iris surface and stromal abnormalities, (4) fine iris processes extending to Schwalbe's line for 360°, and (5) extension of the opacity to the limbus. The presence of this dystrophy in a 6-monthold family member further suggests the possibility that it is a congenital abnormality.

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