Treatment of inferior Descemet membrane detachment secondary to cataract surgery with air injection and supine head position.

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Serval ID
serval:BIB_82F97D0383CC
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
Publication sub-type
Case report (case report): feedback on an observation with a short commentary.
Collection
Publications
Institution
Title
Treatment of inferior Descemet membrane detachment secondary to cataract surgery with air injection and supine head position.
Journal
Seminars in ophthalmology
Author(s)
Kymionis G.D., Kontadakis G.A., Plaka A.D., Tsilimbaris M.K.
ISSN
1744-5205 (Electronic)
ISSN-L
0882-0538
Publication state
Published
Issued date
2012
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
27
Number
1-2
Pages
22-24
Language
english
Notes
Publication types: Case Reports ; Journal Article
Publication Status: ppublish
Abstract
To describe a case of a patient with inferior Descemet membrane detachment that resolved after injection of small air bubble and supine positioning.
A patient presented two weeks after cataract surgery with inferior persistent corneal edema. A Descemet membrane detachment involving the inferior cornea was revealed. Injection of small air bubble was performed and the patient was advised to stay in a supine position for the next two hours and then as much as reasonably possible to allow the air bubble to press the Descemet to the posterior corneal stroma.
Five days after injection, the Descemet membrane was reattached to the corneal stroma and the cornea became clear without any evidence of edema. One month post-air injection the cornea remained clear and the Descement membrane attached.
Air injection with supine position was efficient for the resolution of inferior partial Descemet detachment after cataract surgery. The edema resolved without any further intervention.
Keywords
Aged, 80 and over, Air, Cataract Extraction/adverse effects, Corneal Diseases/etiology, Corneal Diseases/therapy, Descemet Membrane/injuries, Head, Humans, Injections, Intraocular, Male, Supine Position, Treatment Outcome
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