All of the following are anterior dystrophies except? – Ophthalmology MCQ

All of the following are anterior dystrophies except?
A. Reis-Buckler’s dystrophy
B. Meesmann’s dystrophy
C. Schnyder’s dystrophy
D. Stocker-Holt’s dystrophy

Correct answer : C. Schnyder’s dystrophy

Reis Bucklers corneal dystrophyReis-Buckler’s dystrophy – reticular opacity of the cornea

  • Anterior (superficial) corneal dystrophy affects epithelium and Bowman’s layer.
  • Examples include Reis-Buckler’s dystrophy, Meesmann’s dystrophy and Stocker-Holt’s dystrophy.
  • Schnyder’s dystrophy is a crystalline stromal dystrophy.

Ref: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, A. K. Khurana, 4th edition, p117.
Image credits: Klintworth. Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases 2009 4:7 Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license. http://www.ojrd.com/content/4/1/7

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