Corneal dystrophy Avellino type

How might corneal dystrophy, Avellino type be treated?

There is no cure for this condition and treatment usually focuses on alleviating symptoms, especially when vision becomes significantly impaired. Penetrating keratoplasty, which is a surgical procedure where a damaged or diseased cornea is entirely replaced by donated corneal tissue (graft), can improve vision at least temporarily but deposits tend to recur. LASIK eye surgery has been reported to exacerbate the number and density of the eye opacities. Patients treated with phototherapeutic keratectomy (PRK), which is a surgical procedure that uses a laser to remove tissue from the cornea, may do better and can retain corneal clarity for a decade or more.

Last updated on 05-01-20

Name: Cornea Research Foundation of America 9002 N. Meridian Street, Suite 212
Indianapolis, IN, 46260, United States
Phone: 317-844-5610 Fax : 317-814-2806 Email: Url:
Name: Corneal Dystrophy Foundation 6066 McAbee Rd.
San Jose, CA, 95120 , United States
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