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Descemet's membrane endothelial keratoplasty in pseudophakic bullous keratopathy eyes

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First Author: E.Bozkurt TURKEY

Co Author(s):    Y. Yildirim   E. Ozgurhan   O. Olcucu   H. Gunes           

Abstract Details


The aim of this study was to evaluate clinical outcomes of Descemet membrane endothelial keratoplasty (DMEK) in pseudophakic bullous keratopathy eyes.


Beyoglu Eye Training and Research Hospital


Medical records were reviewed for demographics, baseline and follow-up best spectacle-corrected visual acuities (BCVAs), endothelial cell densities, and indication for DMEK. Operative notes were analyzed to identify any specific intraoperative or postoperative event


A total of 46 DMEK cases were reviewed. Thirteen cases were considered eligible for the study. Three eyes had a history of complicated cataract surgery and anterior vitrectomy, and 10 eyes had a history of cataract surgery. Ages ranged from 60 to 79 years (mean, 69.2 years). The preoperative mean BCVA was 1.8±0.5 logarithm of minimum angle of resolution (logMAR) and increased to 0.7±0.5 logMAR after 3 months. Mean preoperative endothelial cell density was 2612±211 cells per square millimeter; postoperative follow-up visit at 3 months showed a decrease to 1605±156 cells per square millimeter.


DMEK seems to be successful in restoring visual acuity in pseudophakic bullous keratopathy eyes.

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