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2. Diagnosing the Disease

An opthamologist can diagnose Fuchs' dystrophy. The doctor will examine the thickness of the cornea and also looks for little blisters that may develop on the cornea's front or back surfaces. These tiny lesions are what causes discomfort. The ophthalmologist may also take a specialized photograph of the cornea to determine how many cells remain in the endothelium.

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