J Korean Ophthalmol Soc.  2021 Jan;62(1):104-108. 10.3341/jkos.2021.62.1.104.

Secondary Descemet Stripping Automated Endothelial Keratoplasty without Removing the Previously Grafted Posterior Stroma

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Ophthalmology, Pusan National University Yangsan Hospital, Pusan National University School of Medicine, Yangsan, Korea
  • 2Research Institute for Convergence of Biomedical Science and Technology, Pusan National University Yangsan Hospital, Pusan National University School of Medicine, Yangsan, Korea

Abstract

Purpose
To report well-attached cornea after secondary Descemet’s membrane stripping automated endothelial keratoplasty (DSAEK) without removing the previous graft.
Case summary
A 72-year-old man was referred for decreased visual acuity due to bullous keratopathy in the right eye. He had a history of cataract surgery and trabeculectomy in both eyes and primary DSAEK in the right eye 2 years ago. A new DSAEK graft was superimposed onto the previous grafted posterior stroma due to difficulties with primary graft removal. The patient was laid in supine position for 6 hours to facilitate graft attachment. Grafted cornea remained clear and well-attached for 3 months postoperatively.
Conclusions
When previous grafts were difficult to remove completely, new graft could be superimposed onto the previously grafted posterior stroma.

Keyword

Corneal endothelium, Corneal transplantation, Descemet stripping automated endothelial keratoplasty
Full Text Links
  • JKOS
Actions
Cited
CITED
export Copy
Close
Share
  • Twitter
  • Facebook
Similar articles
Copyright © 2022 by Korean Association of Medical Journal Editors. All rights reserved.     E-mail: koreamed@kamje.or.kr