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What is Macular Dystrophy? What is the treatment for Macular Dystrophy?

 

Macular dystrophy is an inherited condition (autosomal recessive) that caused corneal opacities. These opacities often cause glare and decrease one’s vision. Macular Dystrophy may also cause painful recurrent corneal erosions. Treatment is limited to corneal transplant and PTK (Phototherapeutic keratectomy.)

 

Treatment

Eye lubrication, artificial tears ointments

Contact lenses

Phototherapeutic keratectomy, PTK

Lamellar keratoplasty

Corneal Transplant

 

Last Updated on Sunday, 13 January 2013 22:50
 

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