This information is provided by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Genetic and Rare Diseases Information Center (GARD).
Fish-eye disease is a rare condition that affects the eyes. People with this condition generally develop corneal clouding beginning in adolescence or early adulthood. Overtime, the condition gradually worsens and can lead to significant vision loss. Fish-eye disease is caused by changes (mutations) in the LCAT gene and is inherited in an autosomal recessive manner. Treatment is based on the signs and symptoms present in each person. In severe cases, corneal transplantation may be recommended.
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