Corneal Dystrophy

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There are many types of corneal dystrophies that result from an accumulation of foreign materials on the cornea (the clear outer layer of the eye). Typically these disorders form gradually and slowly progress to impair vision. This group of genetic eye disorders affects people of all ages equally and they may or may not have symptoms. However, some corneal dystrophies can cause significant vision problems.

Corneal dystrophies in Corpus Christi, TX can affect the outer layers of the cornea, central layer of the cornea or the innermost layers of the cornea.

Symptoms of Corneal Dystrophies

Corneal dystrophy symptoms will depend on the type of dystrophy affecting your eyes. Symptoms may include:

  • Blurry vision
  • Distorted vision
  • Tiny, painful blisters
  • Cornea swelling
  • Glare
  • Pain
  • Light sensitivity

Common Corneal Dystrophies

  • Fuchs’ Dystrophy
  • Lattice Corneal Dystrophy
  • Epithelial Basement Membrane Dystrophy
  • Macular Corneal Dystrophy
  • Congenital Hereditary Endothelial Corneal Dystrophy

If you are experiencing any changes in your vision or if it has been a while since your last eye exam, contact us to schedule one today. Early diagnosis and treatment can help protect your vision.