• Fuchs’ Dystrophy Treatment

    Jul. 03, 2012

    Treatment of Fuchs' dystrophy will vary depending on the stage at which it was diagnosed. The frequency of follow-up visits to your doctor will also vary. Early stage Fuchs' dystrophy may involve annual visits, but more advanced cases or certain treatments may call for visits every few months or even more frequently. Your provider will tell you what your condition requires.

    It is not possible to stop the change in the corneal tissue, so treatment of Fuchs' dystrophy will focus on addressing your symptoms and associated pain. Because part of the underlying problem, especially in the early stages, is the collection of fluid, your doctor may recommend treatments to help the extra water evaporate, such as exposure to warm, dry air (vents in a car, blow dryer, etc.).

    Your doctor may also prescribe ointments or drops or bandage contact lenses. In very advanced cases, your doctor may recommend a corneal transplant or other surgical procedure.