Fuchs’ Dystrophy is a condition that affects the cornea, the clear, front part of the eye that focuses light into the eye. It causes the endothelial cells, the innermost cells of the cornea, to die. These cells are responsible for pumping fluid out of the eye. When the endothelial cells stop working, the cornea fills up with fluid, causing swelling and blurry vision. This can also lead to more severe complications, such as blisters on the cornea. These blisters can burst causing pain.
Symptoms of Fuchs’ Dystrophy
• Foggy or blurry vision, especially first thing in the morning
• Sensitivity to light
• Glare and halos around lights
• Eye pain
• Vision that worsens throughout the day
At Heart of Texas Eye Institute, we have a lot of experience helping Fuchs’ Dystrophy patients. While many patients get relief from their symptoms with eye drops or ointments, a corneal transplant is the only way to cure Fuchs’ Dystrophy.
At Heart of Texas Eye Institute, we specialize in DSAEK, an ultra-thin corneal transplant that offers a faster recovery and amazing visual results.
Learn More about DSAEK – Click HERE