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Causes of Map-dot-fingerprint dystrophy.

Map-dot-fingerprint dystrophy.: Related Medical Conditions

To research the causes of Map-dot-fingerprint dystrophy., consider researching the causes of these these diseases that may be similar, or associated with Map-dot-fingerprint dystrophy.:

Map-dot-fingerprint dystrophy.: Causes and Types

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What causes Map-dot-fingerprint dystrophy.?

Article excerpts about the causes of Map-dot-fingerprint dystrophy.:
This dystrophy occurs when the epithelium's basement membrane develops abnormally (the basement membrane serves as the foundation on which the epithelial cells, which absorb nutrients from tears, anchor and organize themselves). When the basement membrane develops abnormally, the epithelial cells cannot properly adhere to it. This, in turn, causes recurrent epithelial erosions, in which the epithelium's outermost layer rises slightly, exposing a small gap between the outermost layer and the rest of the cornea. (Source: excerpt from Facts About the Cornea and Corneal Disease: NEI)


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