Resolution of Corneal Fibrosis After Descemet's Stripping Automated Endothelial Keratoplasty: A Case Report.

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Serval ID
serval:BIB_19CAFA3B6063
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
Publication sub-type
Case report (case report): feedback on an observation with a short commentary.
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Publications
Institution
Title
Resolution of Corneal Fibrosis After Descemet's Stripping Automated Endothelial Keratoplasty: A Case Report.
Journal
Ophthalmology and therapy
Author(s)
Zola M., Kim J., Petrelli M., Schmutz L., Hashemi K., Kymionis G.
ISSN
2193-8245 (Print)
Publication state
Published
Issued date
06/03/2020
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Language
english
Notes
Publication types: Journal Article
Publication Status: aheadofprint
Abstract
To report the resolution of anterior corneal fibrosis after Descemet's stripping automated endothelial keratoplasty (DSAEK), in a patient with chronic corneal edema and anterior stromal scarring.
A 63-year-old woman, with a history of Fuchs endothelial dystrophy, presented with increasing discomfort and gradual visual loss in her right eye. Clinical examination revealed long-standing bullous keratopathy accompanied by marked subepithelial fibrosis (SEF). Based on the low postoperative visual potential due to glaucomatous optic neuropathy, we decided to proceed with DSAEK.
During the follow-up period, SEF was found to gradually resolve. Corneal clarity was restored and an improvement in visual acuity was observed up to 12 months after surgery.
DSAEK alone may represent an effective therapeutic option for the restoration of impaired corneal clarity in patients with long-standing corneal edema and concomitant anterior subepithelial scarring.
Keywords
Bullous keratopathy, Corneal subepithelial fibrosis, Descemet’s stripping automated endothelial keratoplasty
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Open Access
Yes
Create date
10/03/2020 16:33
Last modification date
12/08/2020 6:26
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