A New Future for Fuchs’ Patients
Surgery for Fuchs’ Dystrophy is rapidly changing. What once required a full corneal transplant can now be achieved using just 2 per cent thickness of a donor cornea and in some cases, no donor cornea is required at all.
Sydney ophthalmologist Dr. Greg Moloney is at the forefront of corneal surgery and recently he returned 20/20 vision to 51 year-old Helen Langford who had lost all useful sight in her right eye and significant vision from her left eye as well. The solution was to perform a Descemet’s membrane endothelial keratoplasty (DMEK), a difficult procedure which has been increasingly embraced by surgeons worldwide, with significant advantages over previous transplant procedures.
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