are an international internet community of people who suffer from
a disease called Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy.
mission of the group is to provide education and support to people
who suffer from this disease and to provide them with a place
to go to get answers to their questions and to share their everyday
frustrations and successes.
(doctors pronounce it Fooks) is a progressive deterioration of
the endothelial layer of the cornea. Although most medical textbooks
state that it is diagnosed when a person is in their fifties or
sixties, our membership includes a large number of people in their
forties, thirties and even some who are only in their early twenties.
organization was founded in 1999 by Dorothy Acton. Her story,
entitled "Through a Glass Darkly" can be found at the
"Dorothy's Story" section of this web site.
was quickly joined by the other founder, Bob Bellizzi who helped
bring our very active support group to life.
a result of the support group, we accumulated a wealth of information
that is available to our members.
site is a useful resource for learning basic information about
this disease. If you are suffering from it, we recommend joining
do not need to suffer this eye disease alone anymore!