A 56-year-old member asked:
Whats fuchs's corneal dystrophy?
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Dr. Richard Bensinger answered
51 years experience in Ophthalmology
Corneal edema: Fuch's is an age related problem with the cornea. The inner lining of the 3-layer cornea is a sheet of cells which pump fluid out of the cornea to keep it transparent. These cells are present for a lifetime and do not divide. But there is a slow, steady loss which is not a problem for most. But some lose too many, the pump fails, fluid enters the cornea and the vision drops. That is fuch's.
Answered on Apr 7, 2014
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