These present during adult life as corneal opacities which progressively interfere with vision. There is often a family history of similar eye conditions.
On examination there is usually no sign of inflammation, except in the rare cases where there is a recurrent corneal erosion.
The only effective treatment is corneal grafting.
Fuch's dystrophy is a degenerative condition associated with corneal oedema and cataracts.
Last reviewed 01/2018