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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Failure is similar in nature to Fuchs' endothelial dystrophy in that it is a decompensation of the endothelial layer resulting in oedema with associated haze and possible bullae (see Figure 3).
The vast majority of these cases are performed due to Fuchs' endothelial dystrophy and endothelial failure where a healthy, functioning endothelium is gifted to the recipient allowing for a non-oedematous, clear cornea.
Subjects with previous intraocular surgery, contact lens use, corneal trauma or other corneal pathologies which might affect the corneal endothelium, including Fuchs' endothelial dystrophy, were excluded from the study.
Fuchs' endothelial dystrophy is one of the main indications for endothelial keratoplasty.
Combined EK and MICS surgery was performed in 8 eyes of 7 patients (5 females, 2 males) with Fuchs' endothelial dystrophy and cataract.
Ehlers, "Descemet's stripping automated endothelial keratoplasty and penetrating keratoplasty for Fuchs' endothelial dystrophy," Acta Ophthalmologica, vol.
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.
Managing cataract patients with Fuchs' endothelial dystrophy
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.