What is a Fuchs Dystrophy?

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It is defined as a disorder in which there is a process which involves the cornea. It affects the eyes and mostly involves the women. The signs are seen in the age group of 30 to 40. It progresses slowly. It affects the vision from 50 to 60 year old people. It was an Austrian under whose name this condition was noted.

What are the signs and symptoms of Fuchs dystrophy?

It includes the individual with a blurred vision. It becomes clear during the day. It occurs as the cornea is thicker in the morning. It has the ability to retain the fluid and it goes when the person is awake. The swelling is constant as the disease gets worse and it decreases the vision throughout the day.

How Fuchs dystrophy can be diagnosed?

It includes the use of visual examination and a patient history.

How Fuchs dystrophy can be treated?

It includes that there is no specific treatment for this disorder. One must identify the cause for it and must act against it. One must go for the hyper tonic saline which is used topically. One must also use the hair dryer so that the pre coronal tear film is dried and can be used with the help of medicines so that the contact lenses can be placed. One must use a hair dryer and the patient is told to hold it so that the epithelial blisters can be dried. It is done twice or thrice a day.

One can also go for the transplantation of cornea. It is done surgically and is also known as the corneal transplantation. There have been a lot of advancement in the treatment of different technologies till date. These new procedures are known as the posterior lamellar keratoplasty or endothelial keratoplasty. It is also known as the deep lamellar endothelial keratoplasty. It is also referred as the DLEK. It helps to prevent the complications during surgery such as the infection or the dehiscence. It is the most dominant procedure and is quite easier as compared to the other procedures. It has early recovery also. There has been a new technique in the market which is known as the Descemet Membrane Endothelial Keratoplasty and is referred as the DMEK. Most of the cases with this treatment have been quite successful. One can also try in vitro expansion of the corneal epithelial cells. There is a botulinism type toxin A which has given very good results. It is given to the tissues present around the eye. It lasts for few months after every 4 months.

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