Cataract surgery in eyes with Fuchs’ dystrophy requires caution

NEW ORLEANS — Surgeons should exercise extreme caution in performing cataract surgery on patients with Fuchs’ corneal dystrophy, a speaker said here. “We do see quite a bit of Fuchs’ dystrophy in performing cataract surgery,” Terry Kim, MD, OSN Cornea/External Disease Board Member, said during Cornea Subspecialty Day preceding the American Academy of Ophthalmology meeting. Kim described four scenarios for cases with Fuchs’ and cataract: cataract being worse, Fuchs’ being worse, both being similarly severe, and both progressing, with anterior stromal haze.

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