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Whats fuchs's corneal dystrophy?

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Dr. Niraj Patel
Ophthalmology

In brief: 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

In brief: 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
Dr. Niraj Patel
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Dr. Matthew Goren
Ophthalmology

In brief: Causes corneal swell

Fuchs is a genetic condition where the endothelial cells that keep the cornea from getting swollen don't function normally.
Eventually, some of these patients need these cells transplanted, but certainly not everyone.

In brief: Causes corneal swell

Fuchs is a genetic condition where the endothelial cells that keep the cornea from getting swollen don't function normally.
Eventually, some of these patients need these cells transplanted, but certainly not everyone.
Dr. Matthew Goren
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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
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