Amyloid corneal dystrophy, Japanese type (medical condition)

A rare inherited eye disorder involving degeneration of the cornea which gives the cornea a characteristic lumpy gelatinous appearance (similar to the surface of a mulberry). A substance called amyloid is deposited in the cornea in a lattice pattern. The condition occurs as a result of a genetic defect on chromosome 1p32. See also Corneal dystrophy, gelatinous drop-like