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Study Reveals New Insight into Fuchs’ Endothelial Corneal Dystrophy

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The molecular changes that lead to Fuchs' endothelial corneal dystrophy (FECD) occur decades before the disease causes blurry vision and other noticeable symptoms in patients, new research by UT Southwestern scientists shows. This insight into this earliest stage of FECD may eventually lead to new ways of screening for and treating the common condition, which affects an estimated 4 percent of U.S. adults over the age of 40.

FECD is an age-related, degenerative disease of the cornea – the clear outer layer of the eye. Patients with FECD, which usually affects both eyes at once, experience swelling of ...