Corneal dystrophies

Corneal dystrophies are common genetic conditions which cause changes to the cornea without any inflammation, infection or other eye disease.

They affect the clearness of your cornea and usually involve both eyes.

Although corneal dystrophies often get worse over time, normally this happens very slowly. Many corneal dystrophies develop so slowly that they may never get to a point where they affect your vision.

Symptoms of corneal dystrophies can include glare, pain or discomfort, light sensitivity, dry eye and in some cases a reduced level of vision.

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