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