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Fuchs' dystrophy is a slowly progressing disease

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Updated: Sunday, Jun 13,2010, 5:39:14 PM
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Fuchs Dystrophy '

The dystrophy Fuchs' disease is progressing slowly affecting both eyes and usually it is slightly more common in women than in men. Although doctors can often see early signs of Fuchs dystrophy 'in people in their 30s and 40s, in force on the rare disease to achieve its vision to people in their 50s and 60s.

Fuchs dystrophy occurs' when endothelial cells worsened gradually without any visible reason. As more endothelial cells are lost over the years, the endothelium is less efficient at pumping water out of the stroma. This causes swelling of the cornea and distorted vision. Finally, take the epithelium (the cornea's outer layer) as well as on the water, resulting in pain and severe visual impairment.

Epithelial swelling damages vision by changing the cornea's normal curvature and causing a haze-obstructed view may be present with the tissue. Epithelial inquiry will also produce tiny at the corneal surface. When a burst of inquiries, they are extremely painful.

Initially, a person with Fuchs dystrophy 'awaken to conflict with their vision will gradually clear during the day. This occurs because the cornea is normally thicker in the morning; it to keep the fluids during sleep that evaporate in the film while we are sitting tear. As the disease worsens, this will remain at that continuous and reduce vision throughout the day.

When the disease treatment, doctors will first try to reduce the swelling with drops, ointments or soft contact lenses. They also may instruct a person to use hair dryer, held at arm's length or directed across the face, to dry out the epithelial investigated. This can be done two or three times a day.

when the disease interferes with daily activities, the person may need to consider corneal transplants to restore sight. The short-term success rate of corneal nódú quite good for people with Fuchs dystrophy. However, some studies suggest that long-term survival of the new cornea to be a problem.

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