Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy Foundation



We are an international internet community of people who suffer from a disease called Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy.

The 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.

Fuchs' (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.

This 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.

Dorothy was quickly joined by the other founder, Bob Bellizzi who helped bring our very active support group to life.

As a result of the support group, we accumulated a wealth of information that is available to our members.

This site is a useful resource for learning basic information about this disease. If you are suffering from it, we recommend joining our group.

You do not need to suffer this eye disease alone anymore!