Pathogenesis of Fuchs Corneal Dystrophy

Pathogenesis of Fuch’s Endothelial Dystrophy
Mass. Eye and Ear Protocol ID
National Clinical Trial (NCT) Number
Fuch’s Endothelial Corneal Dystrophy
Principal Investigator
Ula Jurkunas, M.D
Study Design
Tissue collection protocol. Tissue removed in corneal transplant is collected for laboratory analysis.
Study Objective
This investigation is studying how corneal endothelial cells are damaged in Fuchs endothelial corneal dystrophy.
Who is Eligible
Patients with Fuch’s Endothelial Corneal Dystrophy who are undergoing corneal transplant or DSEK.
Subject Enrollment
We are currently enrolling individuals who will undergo a corneal transplant surgery who have Fuch’s Endothelial Corneal Dystrophy.
Study Procedures
Before you undergo surgery, we will ask your permission to collect the tissue that is being removed. Normally, this tissue would be discarded, but with your permission, we will collect it and send it to our laboratories for research.
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