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I have been diagnosed with Fuch’s Dystrophy, and had a transplant in my left eye, several years ago…and will soon have the right eye transplant. Last night, I was doing some research on Ehlers-Danlos and I found out that Fuch’s Dystrophy is considered a Connective Tissue Disease…what???? I had always considered it an unrelated symptom to our family’s possible EDS diagnosis…but now I am really confused. Is there a form of cornea dystrophy that accompanies the hypermobility version of EDS?…or can the connective tissue issue with the cornea be connected to a broader set of symptoms rather that just the cornea tissue?
Also, we just started genetic testing and my daughter’s Marfan’s/EDS panel came back as a “variant of unknown significance”. We meet with the doc in 2 weeks for additional testing on the rest of our immediate family.
They did not test for the Fuch’s gene…but, from what I can tell it appears to be close in proximity to other EDS genes – “COL8A2”.
Any thoughts Doctor Diana?
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