Fuchs dystrophy

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Fuchs corneal endothelial dystrophy is an inherited eye condition, which may cause your cornea to become cloudy.

Fuchs dystrophy develops slowly and can affect people to a varying degree. While some people may never have any real problems with their vision, others can require a corneal treatment quite early in life. Your cornea is the clear front "window" of your eye. Fuchs dystrophy affects the innermost layer of your cornea. It can cause you to become sensitive to light and for your sight to become cloudy.

There are no treatments, such as drops or medicines, which can cure Fuchs dystrophy. However, if Fuchs dystrophy affects your sight, then you will be offered a corneal transplant, which will normally make your sight clear again.

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