Corneal Dystrophy Diagnosis
If your ophthalmologist (Eye M.D.) thinks you might have a corneal dystrophy, he or she will ask about your family history of eye disease and examine your eye.
Slit lamp photo of a patient with
granular corneal dystrophy,
which is a stromal dystrophy
Your Eye M.D. will use a slit lamp microscope to shine a thin, bright sheet of light into your eye. This allows your Eye M.D. to examine the front portion of your eye thoroughly.
If someone has no symptoms, a routine eye examination may show that they have corneal dystrophies. In some cases, genetic testing can identify corneal dystrophies.