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Intracorneal Ring (ICR) implantation for keratoconus (KC): endothelial perforation during femtotunnel with transient localized hydrops: diagnostic and management

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Session Title: Keratoconus and ectasia

Session Date/Time: Tuesday 08/10/2013 | 16:30-18:00

Paper Time: 17:37

Venue: Elicium 2 (First Floor)

First Author: : S.Leroux les Jardins FRANCE

Co Author(s): :    G. Leroux Les Jardins              

Abstract Details


To describe microperforations during the use of Femtolaser to do the channel before the insertion of ICR"s for Keratoconus


Keratoconus grad 2 to 4


It is a retrospective study of 4 micro perforations out of our 87 first ICR’s during Femtotunnel before the insertion of 5 mm Optical Zone (OZ) ICR’s for keratoconus grade 3 and 4. Femto-laser used was IFis, AMO. The ICR’s were chosen according to the Ferara Keraring Nomogram.


For the first case, micro perforation was diagnosed during the insertion of the ICR as a Seidel occurred. For the second case, small bubbles were visible during Femtotunnel and a seidel occurred during the implantation. For the third and the fourth cases, as small bubbles occurred during Femtotunnel, a Corneal OCT was made before the insertion of the ICR"s which showed obviously posterior corneal micro perforations . No ICR were inserted. A localized Hydrops occurred which resolved rapidly. None of these cases required corneal transplantation. For 3 eyes, a larger Optical Zone Femtotunnel was performed and a 6 mm OZ ICR was inserted after six months near the site of the microperforation.


Small "Champaign" bubbles in the Femtotunnel seem to be a pathognomonic sign of micro perforations not described until now. To confirm the diagnostic and avoid the ICR’s insertion, OCT is a very useful tool. It is possible to diagnose micro perforations during Femtotunnel when there are small bubbles in the tunnel. Than OCT performed after the procedure confirmed the microperforation. ICR’s insertion has to be postponed to avoid complications. ICR’s insertion is nevertheless possible after six months with the use of a larger ICR’s Optical Zone.

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