Fuchs’ endothelial corneal dystrophy is mechanistically related to and commonly observed in DM1 families even in the absence of the Fuchs’ mutation.
Care Tools Research
Todd Goodglick, MD, of Washington Eye Physicians, discusses common ophthalmological issues resulting from myotonic dystrophy and what can be done to address these symptoms.
Prevention of Lens Opacities
There is no proven therapy to slow or prevent the progression of lens opacity once it develops. Reducing UV ray exposures by wearing sunglasses is generally recommended.
Annual Ophthalmological Examination
Annual eye examinations should be done on every DM1 and DM2 patient to assess above-described eye problems.