Patients who play an active role in their own health care sometimes need a clear understanding of medical terminology used by their doctors. This on-line glossary helps patients become familiar with terms and definitions that may be part of their care and treatment at Wheaton Eye Clinic.

Corneal Dystrophiessearch for term

An inherited condition which usually develops in both eyes and affects the surface of the cornea, the middle layers or the deepest parts. There are many types of dystrophies. They usually are slowly progressive and may or may not decrease vision.