Corneal edema is a clinical sign consisting of a hazy, swollen cornea. In older patients a possible cause can be a form of primary endothelial failure such as Fuch’s dystrophy. However, there can be many other possible causes. Only an eye care professional that has evaluated the patient will be able to determine the cause of the corneal edema.
For more information from other health sites, please visit the following webpage:
MedlinePlus, Cloudy cornea
For general information on the cornea and cornea disease from NEI, please see the following webpage:
Facts About the Cornea and Corneal Disease