- Muscular dystrophies are genetic disorders, usually progressive, which can lead to profound paralysis.
- In addition, diseases resulting in impaired contraction of striated muscle, such as myasthenia gravis or myotonic dystrophies, may demonstrate similar abnormalities.
- There are some people who have corneal dystrophies such as Fuchs who also have macular degeneration, and they can benefit from transplantation when the cornea becomes cloudy.
- Fuchs' dystrophy is an inherited disease that affects the cornea - the transparent front surface of your eye.
- The key breakthroughs in the mitochondrial disorders and Duchenne dystrophy had all been made by the early '90s, and yet a decade later, no effective treatments have yet emerged.