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Clinical outcomes of non-Descemet stripping automated endothelial keratoplasty.
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PMID:  22847249     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
To describe the results of non-Descemet stripping automated endothelial keratoplasty (non-DSAEK). Retrospective, interventional, consecutive clinical case series. Twenty-three patients underwent non-DSAEK from January 2010 to February 2011. The various indications were pseudophakic corneal edema, aphakic corneal edema, failed graft, iridocorneal endothelial syndrome and congenital glaucoma. Corneal edema cleared in all patients within 1-4 weeks. Mean follow-up duration was 7.6 months. Post-operative best corrected visual acuity ranged from 20/400 to 20/40. Fourteen patients had co-morbid factors affecting the vision. No patient had interface haze. Immediate post-operative complications were partial graft detachment (1 patient) and secondary angle closure (1 patient). Corneal clarity was restored following secondary interventions. One late post-operative complication was graft rejection at 6 months, leading to graft failure. Non-DSAEK is a safe and viable option in cases of corneal decompensation when the Descemet membrane is non-pathological.
Sunita Chaurasia; Muralidhar Ramappa; Virender S Sangwan
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-7-31
Journal Detail:
Title:  International ophthalmology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1573-2630     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-7-31     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  7904294     Medline TA:  Int Ophthalmol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Cornea and Anterior Segment Services, LV Prasad Eye Institute, Kallam Anji Reddy Campus, L.V. Prasad Marg, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad, 500 034, India,
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