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Fuchs’ Dystrophy Signs, Symptoms, Causes and Treatment

Treatment. Though Fuchs’ dystrophy has no cure as of 2019, it can be controlled. The eye doctor can prescribe eye drops or ointments to reduce the corneal edema, and some may even teach the patient to use a hair dryer on low setting to dry their corneas out a bit. Another treatment is special eyeglasses that can help with light sensitivity. If the disease is very far advanced, the doctor may recommend a corneal transplant. This can either be a full corneal transplant from a donor or endothelial keratoplasty, where endothelial cells are added to the patient’s cornea. There are several types of endothelial keratoplasty. Two of them are Descemet’s Stripping Endothelial Keratoplasty or DSEK and Descemet’s Membrane Endothelial Keratoplasty, or DMEK.

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