Fuchs' dystrophy

An inherited condition affecting the cornea.

What is Fuchs’ dystrophy?

Fuchs' dystrophy affects the cornea, which is the front part of the eye wall.

Fuchs’ dystrophy is an inherited problem with the pump layer of cells, which are responsible for pumping fluid back into the eye. The pump layer of cells line the inner aspect of the cornea and if they don’t function properly can cause the cornea to become waterlogged and cloudy.

Fuchs’ dystrophy is common and normally affects people in middle age or later life. The typical early symptom is ‘morning misting’ – patients find that their vision is misty on waking, but clears during the day.

Fuchs' dystrophy treatment is available at Moorfields Private

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