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Lattice corneal dystrophy type 1
Other Names for this Disease
- Corneal dystrophy, lattice type 1
 It is characterized by the build up of protein fibers (i.e., amyloid) in the stroma. Symptoms may include corneal erosions, decreased vision, photosensitivity, and eye pain. Most cases of lattice dystrophy are caused by mutations in the TGFBI gene.Lattice corneal dystrophy is a type of stromal dystrophy.
Last updated: 5/29/2009
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