are an international internet community of people who suffer from a disease
called Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy.
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.
(most 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.
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.
was quickly joined by the other founder, Bob Bellizzi who helped bring our
very active support group to life.
a result of the support group, we accumulated a wealth of information that
is available to our members.
site is a useful resource for learning basic information about this disease.
If you are suffering from it, we recommend joining our group.
do not need to suffer this eye disease alone anymore!