Fuchs dystrophy is a slowly progressing disease that occurs when endothelial cells gradually deteriorate without any apparent reason. Eventually, it causes the cornea to swell and makes vision distorted.
A study published in The American Journal of Pathology indicates that oxidative stress plays a part in the onset of Fuchs corneal dystrophy. People affected with the disease showed much higher levels of oxidative DNA damage in their eyes that the control group that did not have the disease. Source: Elsvierhealth.com
Antioxidants are well known to play a vital role in eye health. Extensive studies have shown that taking antioxidants in the form of food and nutritional supplements can help prevent and even reverse such eye conditions as macular degeneration, and cataracts.