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How is Fuchs’ dystrophy diagnosed?

To diagnose Fuchs’ dystrophy, your ophthalmologist checks for guttata with an instrument called a slit- lamp biomicroscope. Your ophthalmologist may also measure the thickness of the cornea or take a special photograph of the endothelial cell layer to get an actual cell count. These examinations are brief and do not cause any pain. 

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