Fuchs Dystrophy

Fuchs’ Dystrophy causes the endothelial cells (inner most cells of cornea) to start dying off. These cells are responsible for pumping fluid out of the eye. When the endothelium cells stop working, the corneal fills up with water, swells and causes blurry vision. Extreme complications include blisters on the cornea that may eventually break and cause eye pain.

Fuchs’ Dystrophy affects 1% of the population and is hereditary. If either parent has the condition, their children have a 50% chance of developing the condition.

Fuchs’ Dystrophy Symptoms

  • Eye sensitivity to light and glare
  • Foggy or blurred vision, usually first thing in the mornings
  • Eye pain
  • Seeing halos around lights
  • Worsening vision throughout the day