When is the right time to undergo a partial (DMEK) transplant for Fuchs’ Dystrophy?

Fuchs’ (fooks) endothelial dystrophy is a problem that affects the corneal endothelium’s smoothness and its pumping function.

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Anterior Basement Membrane Dystrophy: An Overview for Patients

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Anterior Basement Membrane Dystrophy
(ABMD; also known as Map-Dot-Fingerprint Corneal Dystrophy, Cogan’s Microcystic Dystrophy, or Epithelial Basement Membrane Dystrophy [EBMD]) is an inherited disorder of the cornea that may present with a variety of symptoms, including recurrent corneal erosions and/or blurred vision.

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New Therapies on the Horizon for Corneal Endothelial Regeneration

The need for an effective pharmaceutical therapy for treating corneal dystrophy is well recognized by cornea specialists, with 98% saying in a recent survey that they would use such a drug on patients suffering from Fuchs dystrophy. Now new research directed at ways to regenerate the corneal endothelial layer is yielding some promising results and may soon produce such a therapy.

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Robotic Surgery

Imagine the future of eye surgery: You’ve determined that it’s finally time to consider eye surgery. You’ve carefully researched your surgeon and the surgical technique you wish to undergo, using a consumer-friendly, third-party data analytics clearinghouse that allows easy comparison of surgical outcomes and patient satisfaction amongst different surgeons and hospitals. Your preferred surgeon is out-of-state, so you meet your surgeon by webconference.

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