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Medical Term:

Groenouw corneal dystrophy

Pronunciation: grŏ′nō


  1. a granular type of corneal dystrophy, with autosomal dominant inheritance [MIM*121900], caused by mutation in the transforming growth factor, beta-induced, gene (TGFβI) encoding keratoepithelin on chromosome 5q;
  2. a progressive macular type of corneal dystrophy, characterized by punctate opacities and episodes of photophobia, corneal erosion, and foreign body sensation; autosomal recessive inheritance.