Tips for You to Alleviate Symptoms

We offer these tips from members of Fuchs' Friends and others.  If you know of another tip, please  contact the webmaster so we can add it to the site.  Again, please read our legal notices.

  • Peaked cap or wide-brimmed hat outdoors.
  • Tinted and non-reflective coated lenses.
  • Wraparound sunglasses.
  • For those who wake up in a fog, try a hair dryer, on very low, at arms-length, directing air over your eyes from the extreme left or right side, never directly into your eyes.  Blink rapidly to assist the moisture to the surface.
  • Don't ever use any steroids such as hydrocortisone unless approved by your corneal specialist; they reduce your ability to move fluid out of the eye.
  • Get a very accurate count of corneal endothelial cells in each eye.  This can be done photographically at Stanford and probably at UC Irvine or any other good teaching hospital if requested by  your doctor.
  • Commercial Eye drops (Murine, Visine, etc.) should not be used except at the direction of your doctor.
  • Muro 128 eyedrops and/or ointment is a saline mixture that seems to aid in reducing the blurriness in the morning.

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