In some diseases such as Fuchs Dystrophy
or following cataract surgery, the endothelial cells and Descemet membrane are damaged, causing the cornea to become waterlogged and the vision to become clouded.
In literature also mostly reported corneal dystrophies are bilateral.4 According to the French National Waiting List, dystrophies were the third most common indication for penetrating keratoplasty (PKP) and were divided into Fuchs dystrophy
(65%), Lattice dystrophy (10%), Granular dystrophy (4%), Macular dystrophy (2%), and others (20%).5
A larger graft size following PKP has been associated with less endothelial cell loss in bullous keratopathy and Fuchs dystrophy .
Bullous keratopathy, Fuchs dystrophy, keratoconus, and corneal scarring are considered main indications for PKP .
Previous studies have demonstrated advantages of DSAEK for the treatment of primary endothelial diseases such as Fuchs dystrophy and bullous keratopathy.
Modified corneal collagen crosslinking reduces corneal oedema and diurnal visual fluctuations in Fuchs dystrophy
. Br J Ophthalmol.
Shirley went to see Dr Musa after her daughter Ruth Walker-Mahmood, 57, was diagnosed with a genetic eye disease called Fuchs Dystrophy
Majo, "Modified corneal collagen crosslinking reduces corneal oedema and diurnal visual fluctuations in Fuchs dystrophy
," British Journal of Ophthalmology, vol.
may have AD inheritance in some cases, but in others it is sporadic.
Debbie, who lives with husband of 19 years Martin, in Gilfach, suffers from two diseases, which have attacked the corneas in both her eyes - keratoconus and the rarer Fuchs dystrophy
, which causes pain and visual problems.
Congenital Fuchs dystrophy
. Indian J Ophthalmol 1971; 19: 71-6.