Fuchs’ Dystrophy is a type of corneal disease that affects the inner most layer of the cornea-the endothelium. https://www.goldufo.com asics chaussures Fuchs’ Dystrophy is slowly progressive, is found in both eyes and is slightly more common in women than men. nike flyknit basket new balance While we can see Fuchs’ Dystrophy in people in their 30’s and 40’s, it usually does not compromise vision until people are in their 50’s or 60’s.

About Fuchs Dystrophy

The endothelial cells are responsible for pumping water out of the cornea and helping to maintain the corneal transparency. Nike Roshe Run soldes While the reason is poorly understood, in Fuchs’ Dystrophy, the endothelial cells die, which make the endothelium less efficient in its pumping activity. cheap ffxiv gil This results in the cornea swelling and distorting vision.

Fuchs Dystrophy Risks & Severity

Researchers reporting in the journal Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science studied the effects of smoking, and other risk factors, on the development of advanced Fuchs’ endothelial corneal dystrophy (FECD) and on central corneal thickness (CCT). nike chaussure adidas chaussures pas cher Being female increased the odds of developing advanced Fuchs’ endothelial corneal dystrophy (FECD) by 34% and smoking increased the odds by 30%. https://www.goldufo.com/ffxiv-gold new balance soldes Besides reporting that smoking was associated with an increased risk of developing advanced FECD, diabetes was also associated with increased in corneal thickness-reflecting greater risk of corneal swelling.

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