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Fuch’s Dystrophy

Fuch’s Dystrophy (pronounced fooks-DIS-truh-fe) also known as Fuchs’ corneal endothelial dystrophy’ or FCED, is an uncommon, slowly progressing corneal dystrophy that usually affects both eyes and is slightly more common in women than in men. Although doctors can often see early signs of Fuchs’ dystrophy in people in their 30s and 40s, the disease rarely affects vision until people reach their 50s and 60s.

Although the cause of Fuch’s Dystrophy is unknown, it may be inherited. Treatments, including surgery, are available for Fuch’s Dystrophy.