Releases New Article on Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy

January 31, 2012 (PRLEAP.COM) Health News has expanded its vision library with a new article on Fuchs' corneal dystrophy, an eye disease that affects the innermost layer of the cornea and causes corneal swelling.

The article, Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy: 7 Things You Should Know, explains symptoms and diagnosis of the disease, as well as risk factors and treatment.

"We added the new Fuchs' corneal dystrophy article in response to inquiries from readers who were looking for reliable information about this uncommon and often serious progressive eye condition," said Gary Heiting, O.D., associate editor.

"Fuchs' dystrophy can cause severe vision problems in older adults, and a corneal transplant may be needed to restore vision. It also can worsen vision problems caused by cataracts and other common age-related eye conditions."

The article is part of's Eye Problems and Diseases section, which includes more than 100 pages about various eye and vision problems.

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