Contributor: Jesse Vislisel, MD
Fabry disease is an X-linked dominant sphingolipidosis caused by a deficiency in alpha-galactosidase A which results in accumulation of ceramide trihexoside in select body tissues. Ocular findings include cornea verticillata, conjunctival aneurysms, cataracts, retinal vascular changes and optic atrophy.
Contributor: Jeffrey D. Welder, M.D.
Cornea verticillata in a patient with known Fabry disease.
Skin angiokeratoma in the patient with corneal findings shown in Figure 2.
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