Treatment & Procedures
Treatment varies widely. Regular care from your eye doctor can monitor the progression of the disease. If symptoms are not present, treatment may not be required.
In other cases, individuals may experience corneal erosion, and this requires treatment. There are many different types of treatment for corneal erosion, but initial therapies include antibiotics, lubricating eye drops, ointments or special soft contact lenses. If corneal erosion continues, advanced treatment includes laser therapy or a procedure that scrapes the cornea.
In the most severe cases, a corneal transplant may be required. This is called a keratoplasty. In this procedure, the diseased corneal tissue is removed and replaced with donor corneal tissue. Certain types of dystrophy like Fuchs’ dystrophy would only require a partial corneal transplant called an endothelial keratoplasty.