Two answers. Professor Fuchs described many different eye findings. The two conditions that bear his name are Fuchs dystrophy of the cornea, an age-related deterioration of the endothelial cells lining the inside of the cornea and leading to cloudy vision in some. The other is Fuchs cyclitis, an inflammatory condition of the eye leading to cataract and glaucoma.
Corneal disease. Fuchs dystrophy is an inherited corneal disease that presents generally in people over 50 to 60 and affects both eyes. Women are slightly more affected than men. When it progresses the normal transparency of the cornea clouds and significantly decreases vision. Fortunately, there are effective treatments for this leading cause of corneal blindness.
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.