Mayo Clinic's Department of Ophthalmology has a strong tradition of advanced research to improve the diagnosis and treatment of cornea disorders.

Until recently, the cause of most cases of Fuchs' dystrophy was unknown. Mayo Clinic researchers discovered the first major genetic association of the common form of Fuchs' dystrophy. It's related to a mutation in a gene called transcription factor 4 (TCF4).

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See a list of publications by Mayo Clinic authors on Fuchs' dystrophy on PubMed, a service of the National Library of Medicine.

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  1. Facts about the cornea and corneal disease. National Eye Institute. Accessed April 2, 2017.
  2. What is Fuchs' dystrophy? American Academy of Ophthalmology. Accessed April 2, 2017.
  3. Vedana G, et al. Fuchs endothelial cornea dystrophy: Current perspectives. Clinical Ophthalmology. 2016;10:321.
  4. National Library of Medicine. Fuchs endothelial dystrophy. Genetics Home Reference. Accessed April 2, 2017.
  5. Riggin EA. Allscripts EPSi. Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn. April 2, 2017.