Fuchs Endothelial Corneal Dystrophy: Overview, Current Treatment, and Future Therapies

Fuchs Endothelial Corneal Dystrophy (FECD) is a disorder that affects the cornea and is one of the leading indications for a corneal transplant. Almost a third of corneal transplants performed in the US are a result of the presence of FECD.  Dr. Ula Jurkunas, Associate Director of Cornea Service at Massachusetts Eye and Ear and Associate Professor of Ophthalmology at Harvard Medical School, discusses the overall disease, her related research, the current treatment options and the work that is being done to create innovative therapies in the future.  

Attendees will learn the following:

  • An overview of Fuchs Endothelial Cornea Dystrophy
  • The treatment options available to patients
  • The research that is currently being conducted
  • Therapeutic solutions that are currently being explored

Attend this session to learn about Fuchs Endothelial Corneal Dystrophy and the future treatment of the disease! 

Ula Jurkunas, MD

Associate Professor of Ophthalmology

Mass Eye and Ear

Ula Jurkunas, MD is a clinician-scientist who performs corneal and refractive surgery at Mass Eye and Ear and conducts basic science research on Fuchs Endothelial Corneal Dystrophy and stem cell transplantation at Schepens Eye Research Institute of Mass Eye and Ear. In addition to being one of the highest volume refractive and transplant surgeons at Mass Eye and Ear, she teaches residents and fellows about corneal, cataract, and refractive surgery as well as the clinical management and diagnosis of corneal and refractive conditions. Dr. Jurkunas is the Associate Director of the Cornea Service at Mass Eye and Ear and Co-Director of the Harvard Ophthalmology Cornea Center of Excellence.

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1.00 CEU credit  |  Certificate available
1.00 CEU credit  |  Certificate available