Fuchs’ Dystrophy in Nashville, TN
Fuchs’ dystrophy is a condition of the cornea that affects the clarity of your vision and other problems. Jeffrey D. Horn, MD, of Vision for Life offers Fuchs’ dystrophy treatment for the residents of Nashville, Murfreesboro and the surrounding communities of Tennessee.
What is Fuchs’ Dystrophy?
Fuchs’ dystrophy is a condition that causes halos around lights and blurred vision. The cause of Fuchs’ dystrophy is unknown, and it can affect patients as early as 30 years old but is more common in men and women over 50 years old. The condition tends to affect more women than men.
Benefits of Fuchs’ Dystrophy Treatment
Treatment for Fuchs’ dystrophy alleviates the symptoms of the condition, such as:
- Light sensitivity
- Poor night vision
- Halos around lights
- Vision loss and blindness
- Blisters on the surface of the cornea
How is Fuchs’ Dystrophy Diagnosed?
Symptoms of Fuchs’ dystrophy are the first indicators of the condition. If you have symptoms of Fuchs’ dystrophy, Dr. Horn will make the diagnosis after performing a comprehensive eye examination.
Who is at Risk for Developing Fuchs’ Dystrophy?
Family history is the most common indicator of risk for Fuchs’ dystrophy. The condition is more prevalent amongst women and patients over 50 years old.
Fuchs’ Dystrophy Treatment
Fuchs’ dystrophy can be cured, but some patients may opt for managing the symptoms. The reason is that curing Fuchs’ dystrophy requires a corneal transplant. The entire cornea does not need to be replaced, only the portion of the cornea that is damaged by the condition. The symptoms can be managed with special prescription eye drops, but you may eventually need surgery as the condition continues to progress.
How Much Does Fuchs’ Dystrophy Treatment Cost in Nashville?
The cost of your Fuchs’ dystrophy treatment may be covered by your vision and medical insurance. We accept cash, check and major credit cards, including Visa®, MasterCard®, and American Express®, for your out-of-pocket costs, such as a co-payment, deductible and co-insurance, and any other remaining balance. Financing is available through Alphaeon™ Credit and CareCredit®.
Fuchs’ dystrophy is a condition that causes symptoms similar to other eye disorders, so you should be evaluated by an experienced ophthalmologist. At Vision for Life, our ophthalmologist, Jeffrey D. Horn, MD, offers Fuchs’ dystrophy treatment for the residents of Nashville, Murfreesboro and the surrounding communities of Tennessee. For more information or to schedule a consultation, please contact us today!