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4. Slowly declining vision

This patient presents with slowly declining vision. Why?

Cornea Coach #4

Analysis

In this image, there is evidence corneal opacification. Using a light beam, the location of the opacification is noted to be in the superficial cornea. This patient was diagnosed with anterior basement membrane dystrophy (EBMD).

In the accompanying 9 min. video featuring Dr. Ashley Brissette, assistant professor at Weill Cornell Medicine in New York, you will learn:

  • The presentation of corneal irregularity associated with EBMD
  • The management of EBMD and associated symptoms
  • Why EBMD is a concern when considering cataract surgery
Cornea Coach #4 Analysis

Cornea Coach Tip

Anterior basement membrane dystrophy can present in different morphologies, including maps, finger-like projections and dots.

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