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

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Functional and anatomical results of a personal technique for DMEK

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First Author: L. Mosca ITALY

Co Author(s):    L. Guccione   A. Villano   A. Caporossi              

Abstract Details


To evaluate the anatomical and functional results in patients submitted to DMEK with a personal surgical technique and surgical instrumentation, in terms of BSCVA, endothelial cell loss, rejection rate, and postoperative Descemet detachment rate.


Institute of Ophthalmology - Agostino Gemelli Polyclinic Foundation - Catholic University of Sacro Cuore, Rome, Italy


10 eyes of 10 patients affected by FECD (7 eyes) or Bullous pseudophakic endothelial keratopathy (3 eyes) have been submitted to a personal technique of DMEK. Functional parameters analyzed were: mean BSCVA, mean ECD, graft rejection rate, graft detachment rate during follow-up at 1, 3, and 6 months.


Mean preoperative BSCVA of 3,75 ±1.04 SD increased to 8.20 at 3 months and to 9,25 ±0,89SD at 6 months postoperatively. Mean preoperative ECD of 2525cell/mm2 ±103,51SD, decreased to 2020,38cell/mm2 ±169,55SD at 6 months follow-up (rate of postop ECD loss of 20,01%). No case of graft rejection was observed during follow-up. A partial graft detachment occurred in 7 of 10 eyes (70,0%) from 2 to 7 days postoperatively, all submitted to successful rebubbling technique.


Despite the high rate of rebubbling, this technique of DMEK with personalized instrumentation showed good results in term of postoperative BSCVA, ECD loss rate and graft rejection.

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