Fuchs' Dystrophy News and Research

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Fuchs' dystrophy, also known as Fuchs' endothelial dystrophy, is a slowly progressing corneal disease that usually affects both eyes and 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, the disease rarely affects vision until people reach their 50s and 60s.

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Novel discovery could help to improve success of corneal transplants

Novel discovery could help to improve success of corneal transplants

Low vitamin D may affect recovery of injured corneas

Low vitamin D may affect recovery of injured corneas

Researchers identify three novel genetic mutations linked to Fuchs dystrophy

Researchers identify three novel genetic mutations linked to Fuchs dystrophy

Gender matching key for corneal transplants? An interview with Professor Kaye

Gender matching key for corneal transplants? An interview with Professor Kaye

Research findings hold promise for new therapies using proliferating cells to treat patients with FECD

Research findings hold promise for new therapies using proliferating cells to treat patients with FECD

New, minimally invasive procedure may be effective for patients with FED

New, minimally invasive procedure may be effective for patients with FED

Eye donations: what stops people? An interview with Rory Passmore

Eye donations: what stops people? An interview with Rory Passmore

Study: British adults agree to donate heart, kidney and lungs, but not eyes for transplant

Study: British adults agree to donate heart, kidney and lungs, but not eyes for transplant

Study explores 'laser welding' for sealing corneal transplants

Study explores 'laser welding' for sealing corneal transplants

Study shows most corneal transplants have remarkable longevity regardless of donor age

Study shows most corneal transplants have remarkable longevity regardless of donor age

Scientists develop two novel model systems for human corneal endothelium

Scientists develop two novel model systems for human corneal endothelium

Repeating trinucleotide a strong predictor of Fuchs' dystrophy

Repeating trinucleotide a strong predictor of Fuchs' dystrophy

Free radicals may damage eyes of patients with Fuchs Endothelial Corneal Dystrophy

Free radicals may damage eyes of patients with Fuchs Endothelial Corneal Dystrophy

Gene linked to Fuchs corneal dystrophy discovered

Gene linked to Fuchs corneal dystrophy discovered

Corneal transplant surgery: DSAEK leads to greater cell loss overall than PKP

Corneal transplant surgery: DSAEK leads to greater cell loss overall than PKP

DSAEK cornea transplant offers potential long-term benefits

DSAEK cornea transplant offers potential long-term benefits

CDS Investigator Group identifies a new predictor for successful corneal transplant

CDS Investigator Group identifies a new predictor for successful corneal transplant

Factors linked to failure of corneal transplants

Factors linked to failure of corneal transplants

Researchers characterize the proteome of the human cornea

Researchers characterize the proteome of the human cornea

Study indicates need for new standards and training for cornea transplants

Study indicates need for new standards and training for cornea transplants