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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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 [45].
Bullous keratopathy, Fuchs dystrophy, keratoconus, and corneal scarring are considered main indications for PKP [23].
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.
Fuchs dystrophy may have AD inheritance in some cases, but in others it is sporadic.