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François' dystrophy I

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A familial form of parenchymatous, bilateral dystrophy of the central third of the cornea, characterized by small, greyish snowflakelike patches covering the pupillary areas. The lesions show no definite structure or limits, being more dense, thick, and numerous near the Descemet membrane and becoming fever toward the anterior surface and toward the periphery. They may occupy all the layers of the parenchyma up to the Bowman membrane, or they may be limited to the deep layers.


  • J. François:
    Heredity in opthalmology. St. Louis, Mosby, 1961: 310-312.

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