2020–2021 BCSC Basic and Clinical Science Course™
8 External Disease and Cornea
Chapter 7: Corneal Dystrophies and Ectasias
Recurrent erosions are typical of the keratoepithelin dystrophies affecting the epithelial basement membrane complex.
Genetic analysis has dramatically reshaped our understanding of the corneal dystrophies.
The location of stromal thinning relative to the area of corneal protrusion is important for identifying the specific ectatic disorder.
Excerpted from BCSC 2020-2021 series: Section 10 - Glaucoma. For more information and to purchase the entire series, please visit https://www.aao.org/bcsc.