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Dystrophie maculaire ou dystrophie cornéenne de Groenouw de type II

Adil Bouzidi, Abdelkader Laktaoui

Abstract


Corneal dystrophy is kind Groenouw an autosomal recessive disease whose gene is located in 16q22. It begins in childhood and is more or less silent with visual impairment, ocular pain and photophobia that reach their peak around the age of twenty, then the symptoms stabilize. Corneal opacities have their soft edges and are at the beginning in the anterior stroma. Histologically, these deposits of acid mucopolysaccharides. We report the case of a 34 year old woman with a decrease in visual acuity in encrypted 2/10 corrected at both eyes, with chronic watery in whom biomicroscopic examination showed corneal opacities made of grayish spots softedged in the anterior stroma to the center of the cornea, which gradually extend confluence towards the periphery and until the deep stroma and Descemet and the endothelium.

Pan African Medical Journal 2016; 23



http://dx.doi.org/10.11604/pamj.2016.23.252.8362
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