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Am J Optom Physiol Opt. 1978 Sep;55(9):642-6.

Optometric management of Fuchs's endothelial dystrophy.


Fuchs's endothelial dystrophy interferes with removal of fluid from the cornea by the endothelium. It progresses through stages of corneal guttata, corneal edema, bullous keratopathy, vascularization, and scarring, and complications such as glaucoma or infection. The optometrist can detect this disorder and manage its early stages as well as provide counseling and proper referral. This paper includes a case study and a discussion of the course and treatment of this disease.

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