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A 35-year-old member asked:

Fuchs disease and cornea transplant, can you tell me about this?

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Dr. Niraj Patel
Ophthalmology 29 years experience
Fuchs: Fuchs is a disease of the inner layer of the cornea. In some pts, this layer fails over time and the cornea can become swollen. When the cornea is swollen, the patient can experience vision loss. Additionally, some patient's with Fuchs' get a plaque or membrane in their central corneal causing vision decline. In these instances, surgery such as DSEK (partial corneal transplantation) is helpful
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A 48-year-old member asked:

Can you tell me about cornea transplant?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 54 years experience
Usually successful: Corneal transplant is recommended when the natural cornea is damaged by trauma or illness and is in capable of transmitting a clear image. Pain is sometimes a component of this decision. The defective cornea is removed by a cookie cutting type device and the same cutter gets a donor cornea which is then sewn in place. Recovered is a bit slow but usually there are good results.
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Last updated Sep 14, 2015
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