Fuchs Endothelial Dystrophy

Fuchs endothelial dystrophy is an eye disease that affects the cornea and causes vision problems. There are two stages of Fuchs dystrophy. In the first stage, blurred vision occurs upon waking up in the morning due to fluid buildup in the cornea. In the second stage, there is the appearance of more noticeable changes such as sensitivity to light, cloudy vision, eye pain, and inability to drive at night. It is caused due to destruction of the endothelial cells in the cornea. It is managed by using eye drops to reduce pain and swelling. Corneal scarring needs a full corneal transplant or endothelial keratoplasty.

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Can trauma change the color of the iris?

Query: Hi doctor, I have read articles regarding blunt trauma to the eyeball, it state that trauma changes the color of the iris. My query is, why does the color change happen? Does the whole of the iris change color from blue to brown? Is there anything to do with pigmentation? Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Shachi Dwivedi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, trauma can change the color of the iris. This is because of iris atrophy. The iris involved in trauma turns white or grey due to a lack of blood supply to the affected area. This change does not include the whole iris. I hope this clears your doubt. Regards.  Read Full »

My vision gets hazy as the day progresses and it gets better again. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 67 year old male, with otherwise normal vision. For the past month, I would wake up with a clear vision, and then as the day progresses, it becomes hazy (not blurry). It then clears up again overnight. I do not have any other symptoms, everything seems to check out fine. Blinki...  Read Full »

Dr. Vaibhev Mittal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your symptoms are suggestive of early Fuchs endothelial dystrophy. In this disease, endothelial cells decrease in the cornea leading to mild corneal edema. You can get specular microscopy done. I hope this will help you. Regards. For more information consult an eye car...  Read Full »

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