What is the definition of Macular Corneal Dystrophy Type 1?

Macular corneal dystrophy (MCD-1) type 1 is a rare, severe eye disease characterized by a cloudy, irregular covering over the cornea (outer covering of the eye), also known as a stromal corneal dystrophy.

What are the symptoms for Macular Corneal Dystrophy Type 1?

Symptoms of macular corneal dystrophy type 1 include a progressive whitish opacity that clouds the covering of the eye (cornea) which eventually causes severe visual impairment.

What are the current treatments for Macular Corneal Dystrophy Type 1?

Treatment for macular corneal dystrophy type 1 includes corneal grafting or corneal transplantation.
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  • Status: Recruiting
  • Phase: Phase 1
  • Intervention Type: Procedure, Combination Product
  • Participants: 35
  • Start Date: May 4, 2016
Phase 1 Clinical Study to Evaluate Safety and Tolerability of Magnetic Human Corneal Endothelial Cells in the Treatment of Corneal Edema
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  • Status: Recruiting
  • Phase: Phase 2
  • Intervention Type: Drug
  • Participants: 45
  • Start Date: September 16, 2020
Targeting Reactive Oxygen Species Production as a Novel Therapeutic in Fuch's Endothelial Corneal Dystrophy