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For two days my right eye felt slight pain and light sensitive. My Optometrist prescribed MURO 128 to be used nightly. He said my eye was losing "cells"...I have a follow-up appointment this Friday after using this for four nights. Question: What causes this and should I be concerned about a more serious condition from "losing cells"?
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Hello and thanks for your question. This condition is called Fuchs Dystrophy. It is an inherited problem with the cornea where the pumping cells of the cornea begin to malfunction causing water that naturally accumulates in the cornea to fail to be pumped out.
The concern with this problem is that as this progresses it can cause decreased vision, pain, and scarring in the cornea. If these symptoms happen, then a corneal transplant is necessary to ameliorate this.
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