Fuchs dystrophy care at Mayo Clinic

Your Mayo Clinic care team

Mayo Clinic doctors trained in the structure and function of the eye are experts in treating all types of vision and eye conditions. Mayo Clinic's eye experts work with a multidisciplinary team of specialists who collaborate to provide exactly the care you need.

Advanced diagnosis and treatments

Eye care professionals at Mayo Clinic offer the latest diagnostic technology and most advanced treatment options for Fuchs dystrophy. Mayo Clinic ophthalmologists have vast experience in corneal transplants.

Expertise and rankings


Mayo Clinic is a leader in the treatment of Fuchs dystrophy. Each year doctors at the three Mayo Clinic locations care for about 1,000 people who have Fuchs dystrophy.

Research leaders

Until recently, the cause of most cases of Fuchs dystrophy was unknown. Mayo Clinic researchers discovered the major genetic association of the common form of Fuchs dystrophy. It's related to a mutation in a gene called transcription factor 4 (TCF4). Mayo Clinic researchers also have revised the clinical classification of Fuchs dystrophy to include corneal imaging that can predict the prognosis of the disease.

Nationally recognized expertise

Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, is ranked high performing for ophthalmology by U.S. News & World Report.

Locations, travel and lodging

Mayo Clinic has major campuses in Phoenix and Scottsdale, Arizona; Jacksonville, Florida; and Rochester, Minnesota. The Mayo Clinic Health System has dozens of locations in several states.

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Costs and insurance

Mayo Clinic works with hundreds of insurance companies and is an in-network provider for millions of people.

In most cases, Mayo Clinic doesn't require a physician referral. Some insurers require referrals or may have additional requirements for certain medical care. All appointments are prioritized on the basis of medical need.

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July 13, 2024

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