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Lattice Dystrophy

What is Lattice Dystrophy?

Lattice dystrophy is a condition characterized by an accumulation of abnormal protein fibers, throughout the middle and anterior stroma.

Lattice dystrophy can occur at any age, but early symptoms may occur in childhood.

How is Lattice Dystrophy Diagnosed?

Lattice dystrophy is often diagnosed during an eye examination.

Symptoms of Lattice Dystrophy

Common symptoms of lattice dystrophy are:

  • lattice-like deposits over cornea
  • reduced vision
  • blurred vision

Can Lattice Dystrophy be Treated?

Yes. Some common treatments of lattice dystrophy include:

  • Prescription eye drops (to ease pain)
  • Ointments (to reduce the friction of the eroded cornea)
  • An eye patch (to immobilize the eyelids)
  • Corneal transplant

Complications of Lattice Dystrophy

Complications of lattice corneal dystrophy include loss of vision and painful recurrent corneal erosions.

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