Fuchs endothelial cornea dystrophy: a review of the genetics behind disease development

Citation:

Hamill CE, Schmedt T, Jurkunas U. Fuchs endothelial cornea dystrophy: a review of the genetics behind disease development. Semin Ophthalmol. 2013;28 (5-6) :281-6.

Date Published:

2013 Sep-Nov

Abstract:

Fuchs dystrophy represents the most common form of endothelial dystrophy and is a significant cause of visual impairment. The cause of Fuchs dystrophy is a complicated combination of both genetic and environmental factors. Understanding the underlying causes of the disease can potentially lead to new medical treatments preventing loss of vision.