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Anyone here have Fuch's Dystrophy?
I was diagnosed with FD in April 2012. I am scheduled for cataract surgery in May. Did anyone have worse symptoms with FD after cataract surgery ??
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Hi…I hope I am posting this in the right place. My computer is acting up a bit! 😉 I had cataract surgery one week apart from Denver Eye Surgeon this past July. My Right seemed right on schedule, cleared up.. I was SO happy. Then came the L eye surgery. It refused to give up that white blurriness even though the doc said “Will just take a little longer.” Next appt between 2 and 3 weeks later, he saysto me: “Seems that you have a ‘mild case’ of Fuch’s Dystrophy in your L eye”… didn’t do ANY explaining…so Google here I come. I am not one to ‘sue’…but I had to learn to deal with the fact that they with ALL THEIR TESTS…did not DETECT this BEFORE the surgery.
The good news for you is, Pat: they KNOW about it …and I have since read that yiou can have very successful cataract surgery as long as certain precautions are taken. I would make VERY SURE I had a discussion with them about this!!
Then I had know it alls tell me (from forums) “there is NO SUCH THING as Fuchs in just one eye.” until I got discouraged by them. Excuse me for breaking a ‘universal rule’… 🙂
My Fuch’s eye is a bit..not much…worse right now then it was in July… but I have worked on allowing and accepting What Is…do not want to hold any negative thoughts that make life (or any condition) worse. I really had a not so good doctor…who rushed me through decisions… but what is, is…I have read of one case in which they ‘fixed’ a lady’s Fuchs and did her cataract surgery at the same time. That’s wonderful and hers came out so great!!
Please write again if you have any more questions. If I could go back in time, I am not certain I would have the cataract surgery done. Please just remember: MOST outcomes are wonderful!
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