Items Tagged ‘Fuchs’ dystrophy’

January 17, 2019

Two Minnesota sisters help with Mayo research into genetic eye condition

By Karl Oestreich Karl Oestreich (@KarlWOestreich)

KARE 11 by Danny Spewak The symptoms appeared in their fifties. Terri Houle couldn’t read street signs on the road until it was too late to turn. Her sister, Sandra, couldn’t differentiate one face from another. Both had been diagnosed with Fuchs’ dystrophy, a swelling of the cornea that causes blurry and foggy vision. It […]

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Tags: Dr Keith Baratz, eye surgery, Fuchs' dystrophy, KARE11, Terri Houle

May 23, 2012

Eye Diseases Focus of Genetic Research

By Mystery User

Researchers at the Mayo Clinic and the University of Oregon, meanwhile, have established that some cases of Fuchs’ dystrophy are also due to a genetic quirk. The disease cells in the cornea deteriorate, leading to cloudy vision and swelling. The next step for researchers is to determine if there’s a genetic solution.   Montreal Gazette

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Tags: Fuchs' dystrophy, Montreal Gazette, University of Oregon

May 8, 2012

Study Confirms Genetic Predictor for Fuchs’ Corneal Dystrophy

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Mayo Clinic and University of Oregon researchers have confirmed that a genetic factor called a repeating trinucleotide is a strong predictor of an individual’s risk of developing the eye condition Fuchs’ dystrophy. Fuchs’ dystrophy is an eye condition that occurs when the cells at the back of the cornea deteriorate, causing fluid buildup resulting in […]

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Tags: Fuchs' dystrophy, Medical Xpress, University of Oregon

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