Basic Summary for Fuchs' Dystrophy


Main name of condition: Fuchs' Dystrophy
Other names or spellings: dystrophia epithelialis corneae, unilateria heterochromia, fine keratic precipitates, secondary cataract

What is Fuchs' Dystrophy?
  Brief description of Fuchs' Dystrophy: Cataract-like vision problems from corneal deposits.
  Parent types of Fuchs' Dystrophy: Corneal Dystrophies, Eye conditions, Cornea disorders
  Organs Affected by Fuchs' Dystrophy: eye, cornea
Who gets Fuchs' Dystrophy?
  Profile for Fuchs' Dystrophy: Although doctors can often see early signs of Fuchs' dystrophy in people in their 30s and 40s, the disease rarely affects vision until people reach their 50s and 60s.1
What causes Fuchs' Dystrophy?
  Causes of Fuchs' Dystrophy: see causes of Fuchs' Dystrophy
What are the symptoms of Fuchs' Dystrophy?
  Symptoms of Fuchs' Dystrophy: see symptoms of Fuchs' Dystrophy
How is it treated?
  Treatments for Fuchs' Dystrophy: see treatments for Fuchs' Dystrophy

1. excerpt from Facts About the Cornea and Corneal Disease: NEI

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