Corneal clarity restoration after Descemet stripping automated endothelial keratoplasty with edematous corneal graft.

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Serval ID
serval:BIB_BAD743C9847D
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
Corneal clarity restoration after Descemet stripping automated endothelial keratoplasty with edematous corneal graft.
Journal
European journal of ophthalmology
Author(s)
Kymionis G.D., Kontadakis G.A.
ISSN
1724-6016 (Electronic)
ISSN-L
1120-6721
Publication state
Published
Issued date
2011
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
21
Number
6
Pages
830-833
Language
english
Notes
Publication types: Case Reports ; Journal Article
Publication Status: ppublish
Abstract
To report a case of a patient who underwent Descemet stripping automated endothelial keratoplasty (DSAEK) with implantation of a precut edematous corneal graft, and restored corneal clarity 3 months postoperatively.
Case report.
A 54-year-old woman underwent DSAEK due to Fuchs endothelial dystrophy. An edematous appearance of the donor graft was unveiled upon graft preparation but the surgeon decided not to abort the procedure. The severity of graft opacity was not unveiled until implantation. During the first 2 postoperative months recipient cornea and graft continued to appear edematous. After the first 3 postoperative months the patient's cornea had restored its clarity with corrected distance visual acuity (CDVA) of 20/63. No residual graft edema was observed while 9 months postoperatively CDVA was improved to 20/32.
Corneal clarity in a post-DSAEK patient with implantation of edematous graft could be restored after the first 3 postoperative months.
Keywords
Cell Count, Cornea/physiopathology, Corneal Edema/etiology, Corneal Edema/physiopathology, Descemet Stripping Endothelial Keratoplasty, Endothelium, Corneal/pathology, Female, Fuchs' Endothelial Dystrophy/surgery, Humans, Middle Aged, Recovery of Function/physiology, Visual Acuity/physiology
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Web of science
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