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Corneal dystrophy Fuchs endothelial 1


Other Names for this Disease

  • Corneal dystrophy Fuchs endothelial early-onset
  • Early-onset Fuchs endothelial corneal dystrophy
  • FECD1
  • Fuchs endothelial corneal dystrophy 1
  • Fuchs' endothelial dystrophy type 1
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Overview

Fuchs' dystrophy is an eye disease. It affects the thin layer of cells that line the back part of the cornea. This layer is called the endothelium. The disease occurs when these cells slowly start to die off. The cells help pump excess fluid out of the cornea. As more and more cells are lost, fluid begins to build up in the cornea, causing swelling and a cloudy cornea.[1]
Last updated: 5/29/2009

References

  1. Fuchs’ dystrophy. MedlinePlus. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/007295.htm . Accessed 5/29/2009.
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Other Names for this Disease
  • Corneal dystrophy Fuchs endothelial early-onset
  • Early-onset Fuchs endothelial corneal dystrophy
  • FECD1
  • Fuchs endothelial corneal dystrophy 1
  • Fuchs' endothelial dystrophy type 1
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.