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Fuch's Dystrophy is a disorder of the eye that affects the cornea.  The cornea has five layers, and fuchs affects the inner most layer, the endothelium.  The endothelium acts as a pump for the cornea.  The cells that are responsible for pumping the fluid out of the cornea stop functioning and start to die off causing the cornea to swell.  The cause for this is unknown, but studies have shown that women are more porone to developing fuch's Dystrophy over men.  Fuch's affects people in their fifties and sixties but some cases have been found in patients in their thirties and fourties as well. Fuch's Dystrophy causes hazy deposits known as Guttae on the cornea or a cloudy appearance on the cornea that can be seen during an eye exam. Symptoms of Fuch's Dystrophy can be blurry vision upon waking up up clears ad the day progesses, glare halos foggy vision and fluctuating vision along with sensitivity to light. Treatment for Fuch's Dystrophy include hypertonic eye drops called Muro 128, corneal surgery also known as DSEK  or DMEK. Using a hair dryer in the morning to blow warm air on the corneas can also help alleviate the cludy vision.

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