Fuch's Dystrophy

Fuchs’ Dystrophy is a hereditary disease resulting in clouding of the cornea, resulting in a reduction in vision. The onset of this disease generally occurs in people ages 50 and older. Dr. DeCarlo was one of the first surgeons in the United States to perform the DSEK corneal transplant procedure, utilizing it when possible as it allows for a much quicker visual recovery. He was the first surgeon to introduce this technique at St. Luke’s Regional Medical Center and has mentored three other corneal surgeons as they gained proficiency in the technique. Learn more here.