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Overview of Fuchs' Dystrophy

This is a disease of the cornea. That's the clear tissue at the front of your eye. With Fuchs' dystrophy, cells that help keep the cornea clear begin to die off. Fluid builds up in the cornea, causing swelling. This usually happens to the corneas in both eyes. When your corneas swell, your vision becomes cloudy. And, your eyes may feel uncomfortable.

What Causes Fuchs' Dystrophy?

Fuchs' dystrophy is linked to genetics. You have a higher risk if you have a family history of this disease. It's more likely to happen in women than men. Smoking and diabetes also raise your risk.

Symptoms of Fuchs' Dystrophy

In the early stage of this disease, you may not notice any symptoms. You may have mildly blurry vision when you wake up, but this gets better during the day. As the disease progresses, this blurriness gets worse. Your vision may be distorted. Your eyes may feel gritty and painful. You may be sensitive to bright light and glare. And, it may be hard for you to see at clearly night.

Treatment of Fuchs' Dystrophy

Treatment depends on the stage of your condition and how it's progressing. Early on, medications may help. If your condition is more advanced, you may need surgery. Your doctor will create a care plan that's right for you.

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Four Western New York Offices

Elmwood Village

Map and directions to the Elmwood Village office of Eye Care & Vision Associates, Buffalo, NY

932 Elmwood Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14222
P: 716.884.0880
F: 716.884.0811

Southtowns

Map and directions to the Orchard Park office of Eye Care & Vision Associates, Buffalo, NY

200 Sterling Dr., Suite 300
Orchard Park, NY 14127
P: 716.648.5329
F: 716.648.3185

Niagara Falls

Map and directions to the Niagara Falls office of Eye Care & Vision Associates, Buffalo, NY

6917 Plaza Drive
Niagara Falls, NY 14304
P: 716.731.6434
F: 716.731.6439

Williamsville

Map and directions to the Williamsville office of Eye Care & Vision Associates, Buffalo, NY

811 Maple Road
Buffalo, NY 14221
P: 716.631.8888
F: 716.204.1050