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10 - 14 Sept. 2016, Bella Center, Copenhagen, Denmark

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The influence of hyperosmotic contact lens on corneal thickness in Fuchs' endothelial dystrophy

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Session Title: Presented Poster Session: Medical Cornea

Session Date/Time: Saturday 10/09/2016 | 09:30-11:00

Paper Time: 10:30

Venue: Poster Village: Pod 3

First Author: : E.Mrukwa-Kominek POLAND

Co Author(s): :    E. Kurzak   S. Wagner           

Abstract Details


To assess the effectiveness of Hyperosmotic therapeutic contact lens in pseudophakic patient with Fuchs endothelial dystrophy and corneal edema


1 Deparment of Ophthalmology, Ophthalmology Clinic; Medical Department of Medical University of Silesia, Katowice, Poland 2 Deparment of Ophthalmology of Adults; University Clinical Center of Medical University of Silesia, Katowice, Poland


In final stage of Fuchs’ dystrophy, a decompensation of endothelium and a corneal edema occurs. One of the proposed non-invasive methods of treatment in patients with Fuchs dystrophy and corneal edema is the use of hyperosmotic therapeutic contact lens (Hyper-CL, EyeYon, Israel). It is in order to reduce edema and to improve visual acuity alongside with patient quality of life. This study presents data collected during the observation of 72y old patient with diagnosed Fuchs' endothelial corneal dystrophy who received treatment involving hyperosmotic lens usage. Observation period was 3 months


The observed changes in corneal thickness ranged from the maximum thickness of 818µm over first week of contact lens use to 657µm at the end of the observation period. Simultaneously a decline in size of fluid area localized in the rear part of corneal stroma was monitored using anterior segment optical coherence tomography. Visual acuity improved from 0.06 to 0.3 after 2 months therapy. Patient quality of life improves after first month of treatment


The proposed method of corneal edema treatment seems a promising alternative to the surgical treatment, yet it requries further observation and analysis. Especially the initial increase in corneal thinkness should be of a special concern

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