What is Fuchs’ Dystrophy?

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Fuchs' dystrophy is a disease that causes vision problems and specifically affects the front part of the eye, the cornea. In its innermost layer, deposits called guttae appear that contribute to the loss of endothelial cells in the cornea, which causes vision problems. Small blisters may appear on the cornea that can rupture, become infected and cause pain.

It has a genetic origin, although the inheritance pattern of the disease is unknown and it manifests after 40-50 years.

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