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  • Best contact lens for Fuchs’?


    I have Fuchs' dystrophy with approximately 60% degeneration of the cornea. Is there a particular brand of contact lens that I can wear as an alternative to glasses?


    In Fuchs' dystrophy, the endothelial cells on the inner layer of the cornea responsible for pumping out fluid are not working effectively. Patients can develop corneal swelling, which, if it becomes severe, can affect the epithelium or outer layers of the cornea. While there are no brand preferences, correct contact lens fitting by your eye care professional is crucial. If a contact lens is fit too tightly, the swelling of the epithelial cells can worsen. Rigid gas permeable lenses may be a better choice than soft lenses due to the smaller diameter and increased mobility.

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