J Korean Ophthalmol Soc.  2020 Dec;61(12):1532-1537. 10.3341/jkos.2020.61.12.1532.

Descemet Membrane Endothelial Keratoplasty to Treat Graft Failure after Descemet Stripping Endothelial Keratoplasty

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  • 1Department of Ophthalmology, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, Korea

Abstract

Purpose
We report a case of secondary Descemet membrane endothelial keratoplasty (DMEK) to treat graft failure after Descemet stripping endothelial keratoplasty (DSEK).
Case summary
A 66-year-old female underwent DSEK of her right eye to treat pseudophakic bullous keratopathy that developed after cataract surgery and intraocular lens exchange. After 5 years, she complained of decreased vision; graft failure was observed. Secondary DMEK was performed; no additional air injection was needed. The corrected visual acuity was 0.2, 3 months after surgery, and the cornea became clear.
Conclusions
Visual recovery can be achieved by performing secondary DMEK after primary DSEK graft failure.

Keyword

Descemet membrane endothelial keratoplasty; Descemet stripping automated endothelial keratoplasty
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