Characterized by swelling of the cornea, Fuchs’ dystrophy is a condition that affects both eyes and can lead to discomfort, glare, and cloudy vision. At Contemporary Ophthalmology of Erie in Erie, PA, our doctors can diagnose and treat this condition to ease the glare and blur in your vision to improve your overall quality of life. We have proudly served our community for over 30 years. Rest assured that when you choose our ophthalmology practice, you will be receiving the highest level of care possible.
Generally, Fuchs’ dystrophy becomes apparent in patients during their 50s or 60s. Individuals who develop this condition may experience:
Individuals may also develop light sensitivity or distorted vision. If you notice any of these symptoms, it is important to schedule a consultation with an experienced ophthalmologist. Seeking the care of a knowledgeable doctor early on can help alleviate your symptoms and improve your quality of life.
To make a diagnosis, your doctor will perform a complete vision evaluation to assess:
There are a few different methods available to alleviate the effects of the disease. Your doctor may recommend surgical or nonsurgical options, depending on your situation.
Generally, Fuchs’ dystrophy becomes apparent in patients who are in their 50s or 60s.
If you are still in the early stages of the disease, medicated eye drops or ointments can reduce the amount of fluid in the cornea. Additionally, soft contact lenses can cover the cornea and serve as a protective barrier.
If you have advanced Fuchs’ dystrophy, however, surgical intervention may be the best option. This method is quite effective and can improve vision for many years. There are two options:
Are you experiencing blurred vision, sensitivity, or other symptoms related to Fuchs’ dystrophy? If so, schedule a visit with one of our board-certified ophthalmologists to get a comprehensive diagnosis and recommendation for treatment. Contact us online at any time or give us a call at (814) 838-9555.