Copenhagen 2016 Registration Programme Exhibitor Information Virtual Exhibition Satellite Meetings Glaucoma Day 2016 Hotel Star Alliance

10 - 14 Sept. 2016, Bella Center, Copenhagen, Denmark

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Diagnostic and therapeutic management of Lisch corneal distrophy

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First Author: A. Ruiz-Alcantara SPAIN

Co Author(s):    J. Gallardo-Galera   M. Sanchez-Frias   R. Garcia-Catalan              

Abstract Details


To report the clinical findings, anterior segment optical coherence tomography (AS-OCT) , confocal microscopy, histopathology and electron microscopy in a patient affected by Lisch epithelial corneal distrophy.


Ophthalmology department. Reina Sofía University Hospital, Córdoba, Spain.


Case report.


We report a 56-year-old woman who presented with a painless loss of visual acuity in the left eye of 3-month duration. A grayish, comet-shaped and feathery corneal opacification involving the visual axis was located in corneal epithelium. Retroillumination showed intraepithelial, crowded microcysts. After confocal microscopy and AS-OCT, Lisch corneal dystrophy was suspected and an alcohol-facilitated epitheliectomy was performed. The histopathologic and electron microscopic studies confirmed the diagnosis. Visual acuity improved after the epithelial scraping. However, the lesion recurred one year later.


Lisch dystrophy is uncommon. Confocal microscopy is a useful diagnostic tool and diagnosis is confirmed by histological analysis. The recurrence after epithelial debridement makes us consider other treatment options such as surface ablation with mitomycin C in future interventions.

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