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Changes in refraction after Descemet's membrane endothelial keratoplasty (DMEK)
Session Title: Cornea
Session Date/Time: Sunday 16/02/2014 | 08:30-11:00
Paper Time: 09:48
Venue: Linhart Hall (Level -2)
First Author: : Peter PaulCiechanowski SWITZERLAND
Co Author(s): : Marina Rodriguez-Calvo-Da-Mora Vasilis Liarakos Lamis Baydoun Isabel Dapena Lisanne Ham Gerrit J. Melles
To evaluate refractive change and stability at two years after Descemet membrane endothelial keratoplasty (DMEK).
Retrospective study at a tertiary referral center.
149 DMEK eyes with complete follow-up data up to two years were reviewed, complete subjective refractive and Pentacam data were obtained.
A mean hyperopic shift in spherical equivalent of about +0.4D, and a mean change in refractive cylinder of ±-0.3D were found at 3 months postoperatively. No significant change was observed up to two years. Pentacam showed a mean decrease in true net power of ±1D.
There may be a minimal refractive change and stabilization 3 months after DMEK. Refraction remained stable up to 2 years after DMEK. The hyperopic shift may result from stromal deswelling. FINANCIAL INTEREST: NONE