Fuchs’ Dystrophy Treatment
There is no cure for Fuchs’ dystrophy. However, you can control vision problems from corneal swelling. Your treatment depends on how Fuchs’ dystrophy affects your eye’s cells.
Here are treatments for early Fuchs’ dystrophy:
- Use an eyedrop medicine or ointment to reduce swelling of the cornea’s cells.
- Use a hair dryer, held at arm’s length, to blow warm air on your face. This helps dry the surface of your cornea.
For very poor vision or scarred corneas, you may need a corneal transplant. This surgery could be one of two types:
- Endothelial keratoplasty (EK): Healthy endothelial cells are transplanted into your cornea.
- Full corneal transplant: The center of your cornea is replaced with a healthy donor cornea.
Your ophthalmologist will discuss what treatments are best for your condition.