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Can i wear contact lenses with fuchs' dystrophy?

I suffer fuchs' dystrophy. Can i wear my contact lenses? Will it make fuchs' dystrophy more serious?
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  • Cameron giles


    Fuchs' dystrophy is also called fuchs' endothelial dystrophy, which is a slowly processed corneal disease. It is more common in women in stead of men, but it seldom impact the vision of people under 50s. It is a genetic disease that many genes and loci contributed to the risk. Once it becomes severe, a corneal transplant is required to restore vision. Now it is recommended to use therapeutic soft contact lenses to treat fuchs' dystrophy. Normally we think it is not a good idea to wear contact lenses when there is a problem with cornea, but actually the therapeutic soft contact lenses could help protect the ocular surface and closure of epithelial wound. But the therapeutic soft contact lenses are different from the common ones. It is wore on a continuous basis. To get more information, you should consult the eye specialist. The sooner the better. Once corneal scarring is formed, a surgery is required to transplant a healthy cornea from a donor to restore the vision.
  • walfor


    Fuchs' dystrophy is a slowly progressing corneal dystrophy that can affect both eyes. And people with Fuchs' dystrophy will awaken with blurred vision. If the disease become worse, it will also cause swelling. The good news is that the diseases can be treated by using some eye medication that can help reduce the amount of fluid in the cornea. Besides, You can use a hair dryer to dry your eyes. Besides, wearing soft contact lenses can also help you improve vision and reduce discomfort. Or, you can take a corneal transplant. Hope this can help you.
  • lova


    As far as I know fuchs' dystrophy is a very complicated problem which would make you suffer a lot until you finally get rid of it. Of course it would be dangerous to put on contacts whatever infections we have on our eyes. So you'd better stop doing that from this point on and take care of your eyes by visiting doctors and take positive actions against your problem.

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