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Gelatinous drop-like corneal dystrophy: a review
  1. Hrishikesh Kaza1,
  2. Manas R Barik2,
  3. Mamatha M Reddy2,
  4. Ruchi Mittal3,
  5. Sujata Das1
  1. 1Cornea and Anterior Segment Service, LV Prasad Eye Institute, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India
  2. 2Molecular and Cell Biology Laboratory, LV Prasad Eye Institute, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India
  3. 3Dalmia Ophthalmic Pathology Service, LV Prasad Eye Institute, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India
  1. Correspondence to Dr Sujata Das, Cornea and Anterior Segment Service, L V Prasad Eye Institute, Bhubaneswar, Odisha 751024, India; sujatadas{at}


Gelatinous drop-like corneal dystrophy (GDLD) is a rare autosomal recessive form of corneal dystrophy characterised by subepithelial and stromal amyloid deposits. It is relatively common in Japan. It usually presents in the first two decades of life with subepithelial nodular lesions that later coalesce to form mulberry-like opacities. Although various surgical modalities have been attempted, recurrence remains a major challenge.

  • Dystrophy
  • Cornea

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  • Contributors All the authors included in this paper fulfil the criteria of authorship.

  • Funding Hyderabad Eye Research Foundation, Hyderabad.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent Obtained.

  • Ethics approval Institutional Ethics Committee of LV Prasad Eye Institute, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.