What is lattice dystrophy?
Lattice dystrophy gets its name from an accumulation of amyloid deposits, or abnormal protein fibers, throughout the middle and anterior stroma. During an eye examination, the doctor sees these deposits in the stroma as clear, comma-shaped overlapping dots and branching filaments creating a lattice... Full Post
How is diabetic retinopathy treated?
During the first three stages of diabetic retinopathy, no treatment is needed unless you have macular edema. To prevent progression of diabetic retinopathy, people with diabetes should control their levels of blood sugar, blood pressure, and blood cholesterol.
Proliferative retinopathy is treated... Full Post
What are corneal dystrophies?
In corneal dystrophies, one or more parts of the cornea lose their normal clarity due to a buildup of cloudy material. There are over 20 corneal dystrophies that affect all parts of the cornea. These diseases share many traits:They are usually inherited. They affect the right and left eyes equally.... Full Post
What is the cornea?
The cornea is the eye's outermost layer. It is the clear, dome-shaped surface that covers the front of the eye.
This answer is based on source information from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases.Full Post