Dr. Varu Discusses Cataract Surgery in Patients with Fuchs Endothelial Dystrophy

Monday, July 11th, 2016, 8:00 am

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As advocates of continuing education, Dell Laser Consultants’ skilled team of eye care professionals routinely shares its experience and insight into the latest vision enhancement techniques. Dr. Divya M. Varu, our board certified ophthalmologist, recently published an article directed toward her colleagues in Cataract & Refractive Surgery Today. In the piece she discusses the best approach for treating patients with Fuchs Endothelial Dystrophy. This condition causes eyesight problems, particularly blurriness early in the day that often clears after a few hours. Additionally, individuals with this concern may become light-sensitive and have difficulty driving at night.

In her article, Dr. Varu compares two approaches: cataract surgery and cataract surgery combined with endothelial keratoplasty—a procedure that replaces the cornea. In the piece, she emphasizes the importance of acquiring an accurate diagnosis, and underscores the necessity of careful planning regardless of the technique used. She also outlines the candidacy requirements for each procedure, highlighting which symptoms are often best served by using cataract surgery alone and which can be best addressed using a multimodality treatment.

Dr. Varu covers several other topics in the article, including the differences between the two types of endothelial keratoplasty (DMEK and DSAEK). She provides an in-depth review of how these techniques can benefit patients and help them achieve the best vision possible. For more information, we encourage you to read her article or talk to us today to learn more.

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