Corneal Dystrophies & Metabolic Disorders

Objectives: Upon completion of this conference the resident/student should have an understanding of corneal dystrophies and metabolic disorders and should be able to

  • Review the basic principles of clinical genetics
  • Review the diagnostic approach to genetic diseases of the cornea
  • Describe the epidemiology, causes, signs, symptoms and management of
    • the Corneal Dystrophies including
      • Anterior Corneal Dystrophies
      • Stromal Corneal Dystrophies
      • Endothelial Dystrophies
    • Ectatic Disorders including
      • Keratoconus
      • Pellucid Marginal Degeneration
      • Keratoglobus
    • Metabolic Disorders with corneal changes

Assignment: Please read Chapter 10 Molecular Genetics of Corneal Dystrophies and Metabolic Disorders and Clinical Approach to Corneal Dystrophies and Metabolic Disorders in the Cornea Section of the BCSC series.