Fuchs' dystrophy

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Fuchs' dystrophy

A hereditary disease of the inner layer of the cornea. Treatment requires penetrating keratoplasty. The lens of the eye may also be affected and require surgical replacement at the same time as the cornea.
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When is it appropriate to refer patients with Fuchs' endothelial dystrophy (FED) for cataract surgery?
Fuchs' endothelial dystrophy (FED) is a progressive disease affecting the endothelium of the cornea, which can significantly affect vision, and can be concomitant in cataract patients.
Other clinical cases on show were Fuchs' endothelial dystrophy, iridocorneal endothelial syndrome and a child suffering from icthyosis who requires intense hourly, ocular lubrication day and night and who also has had a corneal graft in one eye.
In Fuchs' Endothelial Dystrophy prolific corneal guttata are a key sign of widespread endothelial dysfunction; they displace endothelial cells leading to reduced pump function and corneal oedema.
Managing cataract patients with Fuchs' endothelial dystrophy