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Descemetectomy as therapy option for visually disturbing roll in Descemet's membrane.
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PMID:  23392855     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
PURPOSE: The aim was to demonstrate the feasibility of targeted removal of a central visually disturbing roll in Descemet's membrane after complicated cataract surgery. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Case report: a 76-year-old patient complained of halos and reduced visual acuity after external cataract surgery. At slit-lamp examination a central roll in Descemet's membrane was found (2 × 2 mm). RESULTS: A targeted central descemetectomy was performed by circular descemetorhexis around the defect. Early postoperative visual acuity improved and halos disappeared. At 2 months postoperatively best corrected visual acuity (BCVA) was 1.0 and the endothelial cell count was not significantly changed. CONCLUSIONS: Central targeted descemetorhexis is a safe therapeutic option for visually disturbing defects of Descemet's membrane.
Authors:
C Cursiefen; B Bachmann
Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-2-8
Journal Detail:
Title:  Der Ophthalmologe : Zeitschrift der Deutschen Ophthalmologischen Gesellschaft     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1433-0423     ISO Abbreviation:  Ophthalmologe     Publication Date:  2013 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-2-8     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9206148     Medline TA:  Ophthalmologe     Country:  -    
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Languages:  GER     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Zentrum für Augenheilkunde, Klinik und Poliklinik für Allgemeine Augenheilkunde, Universität zu Köln, Joseph-Stelzmann-Str. 9, 50924, Köln, Deutschland, claus.cursiefen@uk-koeln.de.
Vernacular Title:
Descemetektomie als Therapieoption bei zentraler visusbeeinträchtigender Descemet-Rolle.
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