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Success of graft reattachment in descemet stripping endothelial keratoplasty with SF6 tamponade

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First Author: E.Duman TURKEY

Co Author(s):    B. Torun Acar   S. Simsek           

Abstract Details

Purpose:

To evaluate the success of SF6 tamponade in detached descemet stripping endothelial keratoplasty (DSAEK) grafts

Setting:

Haydarpasa Numune Education and Research Hospital, Ophthalmology Clinic

Methods:

Eighty eyes of eighty patients who underwent DSAEK in our cornea clinic were investigated. Graft detachment was seen in 14 eyes. 20 % SF6 was injected into the anterior chamber to reattach the grafts.

Results:

Although 20 % SF6 was injected, graft did not reattached only in one eye. In 13 eyes, all grafts were reattached successfully after 20 % SF6 injection.

Conclusions:

Any complications as increased intraocular pressure or fix dilated pupil were not observed. SF6 is a safe and effective tamponade for detached DSAEK grafts.

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