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

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Low complication rate after the learning curve of DMEK

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First Author: N. Cesário Pereira BRAZIL

Co Author(s):    A. Dos Santos Forseto   J. Pereira Gomes                 

Abstract Details


To evaluate the results and complication rates after the learning curve of Descemet's membrane endothelial keratoplasty (DMEK).


All surgeries and the study were carried out at Sorocaba Eye Bank, Sorocaba ,São Paulo, Brazil


Retrospective review of 165 consecutive DMEK performed with the Samba technique at Sorocaba Eye Bank by the same surgeon (N.C.P.), after a learning curve of 150 cases. Clinical outcomes and complications were described.


There were only 3 partial graft detachments requiring re-bubble (1.8% re-bubbling rate) and they were successfully reattached with one air bubble. There was one primary graft failure (0,6%) due to a toxic anterior segment syndrome (TASS). One tissue loss (0,6%) ocurred during preparation of the DMEK grafts. There was not a single case of pupillary block.


The results described in this series have an acceptably low re-bubbling rate (1.8%) and yielded only one case of primary graft failure (0,6%). The complication of pupillary block was never seen in this series. This shows that after the learning curve it is possible to achieve a very low complication rate with DMEK.

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