Dr. Black's Eye Associates of Southern Indiana
302 West 14th Street, Suite 100A
Jeffersonville, IN 47130
Phone: (812) 284-0660
Monday—Friday | 8 a.m.– 5 p.m.
EBMD (Epithelial Basement Membrane Dystrophy)
Epithelial Basement Membrane Dystrophy (EBMD), is the most common of the corneal dystrophies. Ii is also known as Map-Dot-Fingerprint Dystrophy and Anterior Basement Membrane Dystrophy (ABMD), .
EBMD may lead to decreased vision and/or recurrent erosions of the cornea.
With EBMD, the outer layer of the cornea is only loosely attached to its underlying foundation, and this can cause blurred and decreased vision. EBMD may result in recurring erosions of the cornea. These erosions can be painful and may scar the cornea.
Some of the symptoms of EBMD are sensitivity to light, the feeling that something is in the eye, and astigmatism (from the uneven corneal surface). Higher-order optical aberrations can also occur. These include glare, ghosting, blurriness, poor contrast, and poor night vision because of haloes and starbursts. Visual acuity can be adversely affected.