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Posterior Amorphous Corneal Dystrophy: Ultrasound Biomicroscopy Findings in Two Cases

Branco, Bruno Castelo M.D.; Chalita, Maria Regina Catai M.D.; Casanova, Fabio Henrique Cacho M.D.; Branco, André Barbosa Castelo M.D.; Allemann, Norma M.D.; de Freitas, Denise M.D.

Case Reports

We present two cases of posterior amorphous corneal dystrophy in members of the same family. We correlated the clinical findings with refraction, topography, and ultrasound biomicroscopy (UBM). This is the first report of UBM findings in amorphous corneal dystrophy and we describe the depth of stromal opacification measured in this exam. Additional cases will be of great help to reinforce these findings.

From the Department of Ophthalmology, Federal University of São Paulo-Brazil, Paulista School of Medicine

Submitted April 23, 2000.

Revision received December 20, 2001.

Accepted December 20, 2001.

Address correspondence and reprint requests to Bruno Castelo Branco, M.D., Department of Ophthalmology, Federal University of São Paulo, R. Botucatu, 822, São Paulo, SP 04023–062, Brazil. E-mail:

© 2002 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.