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Centers of Excellence

Inherited Corneal Disorders

A number of conditions affecting the cornea are inherited.  Investigators are currently working to identify the genes responsible for these conditions, including Fuchs’ corneal dystrophy, a common cause of visual dysfunction in older people.

Kathryn Colby, M.D., Ph.D.
Ula Jurkunas, M.D.

Fuchs' endothelial corneal dystrophy