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Life isn't a blur anymore after cornea transplant surgery

Life had literally been a blur for 87-year-old Maxine Kaehler for the past 18 years as three age-related eye conditions gradually worsened vision in both of her eyes. Her vision deteriorated so much that by 2008 she could not drive, or read the newspaper or a restaurant menu. In May 2008, Maxine had a partial-thickness [...]

  • Newest technology and treatments. Eye doctors (ophthalmologists) at Mayo Clinic offer the latest diagnostic technology and most advanced treatment options for Fuchs' dystrophy.
  • Experience and expertise. Mayo Clinic ophthalmologists have extensive experience in treating Fuchs' dystrophy, including seeing nearly 1,000 people with this condition each year. Mayo Clinic eye specialists provide comprehensive care for people who seek answers about conditions and diseases of their eyes, and they have specialized training in cornea diseases.
  • Latest research. For more than 30 years, Mayo Clinic has been a leader in research on Fuchs' dystrophy and cornea transplants. You may be able to participate in clinical studies, helping to further the understanding of the disease for your future treatment or for treatment of your relatives.
July 22, 2014