Fuchs' dystrophy is a terminology used to describe the eye disease which arises due to the degenerative changes in the inner most layer cells of cornea.This disease affects both the eyes and process of affecting is very slow. Women are prone to men as per the research data.
Inner layer of the cornea (Endothelial cells) starts diminishing at snail’s pace and leads to blurred vision and other eye sight related problems.These cells play an important role in processing water to makes up the corneal structure. Symptoms include corneal swelling, cloudy, blurred vision.
One should take proper care of the eyes as these abnormalities might lead to blindness at old age.As per the “2012 EYE BANKING STATISTICAL REPORT” the number of penetrating keratoplasties performed in the U.S. with intermediate-term preserved tissue was 21,422, a 0.9% decrease from 21,620 in 2011.