Donors’ gifts lead to a chain of events

It started about two-and-a half years ago. Paula Sundquist decided that it was time to check into vision correction surgery. She was told that she wasn’t a candidate for Lasik surgery because of what was going on with her eyes. They were showing early signs of Fuch’s Dystrophy.

Fuchs’ Dystrophy (FD) is a hereditary degenerative disease that causes cells in the corneal layer (the endothelium) to die off. These cells normally pump fluid from the cornea to keep it clear. When they die, fluid builds up and the cornea gets swollen and puffy. Vision becomes cloudy or hazy. Also, tiny blisters may form in the cornea, causing eye pain.

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