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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Ousley, on 100 eyes of 88 patients with corneal edema from fuch's dystrophy and Pseudophakia bullous keratopathy to evaluate visual acuity, 98% corneas were clear and grafts were healed in good position.
Endothelial keratoplasty (EK) has emerged as the procedure of choice for the surgical management of Fuch's dystrophy and other forms of corneal endothelial dysfunction.
Bernie had Fuch's dystrophy. It came as a surprise and a shock, a surprise because probably, like you, she had never heard of it; and a shock because it was attacking her eyes and she was going to lose her sight.