Fuchs' dystrophy

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What is Fuchs' dystrophy?

Fuchs dystrophy is a rare autosomal dominant disorder characterized by bilateral, progressive cell loss in the cornea (transparent surface of the eye) resulting in corneal swelling (edema) and can lead to loss of vision.

Common symptoms reported by people with Fuchs' dystrophy

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with Fuchs' dystrophy

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Muro 128)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
Fuchs' dystrophy (2)
Treatment name(s)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)

Data from patients with Fuchs' dystrophy, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with Fuchs' dystrophy

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Muro 128)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
Fuchs' dystrophy (2)
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with Fuchs' dystrophy, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has Fuchs' dystrophy on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 0
30s 0
40s 4
50s 15
60s 31
70+ 9
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 0
20-29 years 1
30-39 years 5
40-49 years 7
50-59 years 6
60-69 years 5
70+ years 1

Sex

Distribution of sex

82% Female
18% Male

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 34
Not Diagnosed 1

These charts show data from Fuchs' dystrophy patients who have completed their condition history
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