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Whats fuchs's corneal dystrophy?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
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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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ham
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No: There is no connection between cataracts and fuchs. Cataract surgery can exacerbate the fuchs.
A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hussain Elhalis
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Depends on vision: If your vision is 20/20 or 20/25 it is not likely either doc will recommend surgery, Fuchs or no Fuchs. So, no need to arrive at a diagnosis now. If w ... Read More
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Dr. Michael Ham
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No: Fuch's is a condition of the cornea where the cornea can become cloudy, and cataract is where the lens of the eye becomes cloudy. Surgery for one can ... Read More
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Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
54 years experience in Internal Medicine
I do not think: anybody knows; the only good thing is that progression is very slow and it is frequently measured in decades.

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