2005-16: Cataract surgery with Fuchs’ endothelial dystrophy
Due to a limited amount of available data, no generally accepted criteria have been defined for the ophthalmologist to decide how to treat a patient suffering from Fuchs’ endothelial dystrophy when cataract surgery becomes necessary. This study aims to systematically collect data which, together with available data from other studies, will assess the risk and risk factors for corneal decompensation after cataract extraction in Fuchs’ endothelial dystrophy. This is a prospective observational non-intervention study with will include 100 patients suffering from Fuchs’ dystrophy who require cataract surgery. The main study parameters/endpoints are:
* Indication for keratoplasty within 1 year following cataract surgery, visual acuity ≤ 0.4.
* Time to decision for keratoplasty within 1 year following cataract surgery.