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Map-dot-fingerprint Dystrophy Differential Diagnoses

  • Author: David Verdier, MD; Chief Editor: Hampton Roy, Sr, MD  more...
Updated: Jun 16, 2016

Differential Diagnoses

  • Corneal Abrasion

    Corneal epithelial suture lines can occur with healing or partial abrasions and mimic fingerprints.

  • Elevated intraocular pressure

    Corneal epithelial shift lines associated with elevated intraocular pressure can appear similar to corneal fingerprints seen in map-dot-fingerprint dystrophy.

  • Fuchs Endothelial Dystrophy

    Corneal epithelial edema in Fuchs Endothelial Dystrophy can appear as focal shift lines or blebs.

Contributor Information and Disclosures

David Verdier, MD Clinical Professor, Department of Surgery, Division of Ophthalmology, Michigan State University College of Human Medicine

David Verdier, MD is a member of the following medical societies: American Academy of Ophthalmology, Michigan State Medical Society, Michigan Society of Eye Physicians & Surgeons, Cornea Society, American Medical Association, Eye Bank Association of America

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Specialty Editor Board

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Christopher J Rapuano, MD Professor, Department of Ophthalmology, Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University; Director of the Cornea Service, Co-Director of Refractive Surgery Department, Wills Eye Hospital

Christopher J Rapuano, MD is a member of the following medical societies: American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Ophthalmological Society, American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, Contact Lens Association of Ophthalmologists, International Society of Refractive Surgery, Cornea Society, Eye Bank Association of America

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Chief Editor

Hampton Roy, Sr, MD Associate Clinical Professor, Department of Ophthalmology, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

Hampton Roy, Sr, MD is a member of the following medical societies: American Academy of Ophthalmology, American College of Surgeons, Pan-American Association of Ophthalmology

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Additional Contributors

Fernando H Murillo-Lopez, MD Senior Surgeon, Unidad Privada de Oftalmologia CEMES

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Corneal maps. Best seen with broad illumination beam.
Corneal dots. Cluster of corneal dots.
Corneal fingerprints. Best seen in retroillumination.
Pseudofingerprints (shift lines) in a patient with Fuchs corneal dystrophy.
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