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Title Corneal dystrophies / volume editors, Walter Lisch, Berthold Seitz
Published Basel : Karger, 2011


Description 1 online resource (viii, 159 pages) : illustrations (chiefly color)
Series Developments in ophthalmology, 0250-3751 ; v. 48
Developments in ophthalmology ; v. 48. 0250-3751
Contents IC3D classification of corneal dystrophies / Moller, H.U., Weiss, J.S. -- The clinical landmarks of corneal dystrophies / Lisch, W., Seitz, B. -- Histological landmarks in corneal dystrophy : pathology of corneal dystrophies / Vemuganti, G.K., Rathi, V.M., Murthy, S.I. -- The genetics of the corneal dystrophies / Aldave, A.J. -- Differential diagnosis of Schnyder corneal dystrophy / Weiss, J.S., Khemichian, A.J. -- Clinical and basic aspects of gelatinous drop-like corneal dystrophy / Kawasaki, S., Kinoshita, S. -- Stage-related therapy of corneal dystrophies / Seitz, B., Lisch, W
Summary Corneal dystrophies (CD) are bilateral hereditary disorders of the cornea in which one or several parts of the cornea lose their transparency. As the dystrophy can start in different layers of the cornea, they are classified accordingly as epithelial dystrophies, stromal dystrophies and endothelial dystrophies. This volume includes a description of the new international IC3D classification of CD reflecting what we currently know of the clinical, pathological, and genetic aspects of these disorders. Further contributions give an insight into differential diagnostics and histology, which can confirm the diagnosis as for instance in granular CD type 2, as well as DNA analysis of CD providing additional information about the pathogenesis. Also, procedures such as the phototherapeutic keratectomy with the excimer laser, the new modalities of lamellar keratoplasty, and penetrating keratoplasty are described. This publication holds a wealth of new and topical information on CD for ophthalmologists and geneticists alike
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Subject Cornea -- Diseases -- Genetic aspects
Corneal Dystrophies, Hereditary
MEDICAL -- Ophthalmology.
Form Electronic book
Author Lisch, W. (Walter)
Seitz, Berthold
S. Karger (Firm)
ISBN 9783805597210