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Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy Symptoms
                                   
 
Not everyone with Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy experiences the exact same symptoms.  You may have one or two of these, and none of the others.... or, you may have all of them.  This is just a compilation of SOME of the symptoms we've found to be the most common with Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy:
 
 
- Headlight Glare.  Difficulty at night when seeing car headlights.
                             They may "blind" you by creating a huge "glare"
                             or circle of light that extends outward from
                             the headlights.
 
 
                                           - Watery eyes, especially when in the sun.
 
                                            - Inability to see who was in the car that just honked at you
                                                                      as it passed!
 
                                           - Burning eyes, especially if in the sun.
 
                                           - Difficulty in seeing curbs and/or steps where each step is the
                                                                         same color; particularly white or grey steps/curbs.
 
                                           - A "haze" around lights.  This sometimes tends to make
                                                                         stoplights difficult to read.
                                                    
 
                                           -What you are seeing "blocks out" some or all of the image,
                                                                          if some (or all) of the image is in an area
                                                                          more lit up than the one you're in. 
                                                                          The portion in the light is like it doesn't
                                                                          doesn't even EXIST as far as your eyes are concerned.
 
                                           -As my symptoms got more advanced I noticed that if I tried
                                                                           to read at night my eyes would "turn on the
                                                                           faucets" and my eyes would run so much
                                                                           that I couldn't see past the tears.
 
                                           -In addition, this is something that I myself did NOT experience,
                                                                           but I have other friends who have Fuchs'
                                                                           Corneal Dystrophy that DID:  Sharp pains
                                                                           that occur suddenly and are gone quickly.  These
                                                                           MAY be the "explosion" of blisters on the surface
                                                                           of the cornea.
 
Since these symptoms can occur with OTHER eye problems besides Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy, it's VITAL TO CHECK WITH YOUR TRUSTED EYECARE PROFESSIONAL IF ANY of these symptoms are occuring frequently with you!! 
 
This is NOT medical advice, but simply my own personal experience with Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy and what symptoms I (and my friends) have had personally.  This website is NOT RESPONSIBLE for any negative results from the reading of this website.  This website is NOT designed to take the place of a trained eyecare professional's care.
 
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This webpage is NOT intended to take the place of the care of a Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy-experienced cornea specialist.  If you have Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy, or experience any of the symptoms indicated above, PLEASE SEE A CORNEA DISEASE SPECIALIST REGULARLY.