• I had cataract surgery and also have Fuchs'. I see haloes around lights. I heard that brown lenses help counteract this during the day and yellow lenses help during the night. Is this true?


    Question:

    I had cataract surgery and also have Fuchs'. I see haloes around lights. I heard that brown lenses help counteract this during the day and yellow lenses help during the night. Is this true?


    Answer:

    Yes. Anti-reflective coating lenses may help too. Typically, patients with early Fuchs' corneal dystrophy have blurry vision which is worse in the morning. When this occurs, the vision can be blurry all day with haloes (rings seen around lights) present. Fuchs' corneal dystrophy is a problem with the cells of the cornea (the clear window of the eye) that do not pump out fluid as well as they should. Consequently, the increased fluid in the cornea results in blurry vision. Common treatments for this condition include using over-the-counter Muro-128 drops and ointment as directed by your eye physician. In severe cases of Fuchs' corneal dystrophy, surgery is required to replace the abnormal cells.