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Descemet's stripping endothelial keratoplasty in iridocorneal endothelial syndrome: postoperative complications and long-term outcomes

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Session Title: Cornea
Session Date/Time: Sunday 28/02/2016 | 08:30-11:00
Paper Time: 09:54
Venue: MC2 Room
First Author: : N.Kopsachilis UK
Co Author(s): :    M. Fajgenbaum   E. Hollick           

Abstract Details


o determine the long-term outcomes of Descemet stripping endothelial keratoplasty (DSEK) in iridocorneal endothelial (ICE) syndrome.


King's College Hospital, London, UK


Retrospective review of a consecutive series of 4 eyes of 4 patients with ICE syndrome treated by DSEK surgery at a single institution with follow-up between 2 and 7 years.


Mean follow-up after initial DSEK surgery was 55 months (range, 24-95 months). One eye required 1 repeat DSEK, and 2 eyes required 2 repeat DSEKs for a total of 9 DSEK operations across the 4 eyes. There were no graft dislocations and no primary graft failures. Seven of 9 grafts achieved a visual acuity of 6/12 or better by 6 months. Mean endothelial cell loss at 3, 6, 12, and 24 months was 55 ± 14%, 78 ± 5%, 80 ± 6%, and 83 ± 9%, respectively.


DSEK has the potential to provide good short-term visual outcomes in eyes with ICE syndrome. However, long-term graft survival beyond 2 years is poor because of late endothelial failure. Patients with ICE considering DSEK surgery should be warned about the high probability of repeat surgery.

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