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Fuchs Dystrophy     
A  corneal dystrophy  is a condition in which one or more types of tissues of the cornea, the clear dome-shaped structure located at the front of the eye, begin to lose their clarity, compromising vision. There are more than 20 corneal dystrophies, which share certain traits, including: They are usually genetic They affect both eyes equally They are not caused by diet, injury or any lifestyle choices Most are progressive, usually in a gradual way Most begin in one ... Read More
 
PACHYMETRY    
The measurement of intra-ocular pressure (pressure within the eye) is an important element in the detection of glaucoma. Historically doctors have accepted eye pressure values directly. It is now understood that when intra-ocular pressure is measured the validity of the pressure test is directly influenced by the thickness of the cornea, the outer clear window of the eye. Since the thickness of the cornea varies meaningfully from eye to eye, it becomes a factor in the determination of... Read More
 
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