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Safety and efficacy of compressive intrastromal sutures in the treatment of acute corneal hydrops

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Session Details

Session Title: Presented Poster Session: Cornea III

Venue: Poster Village: Pod 2

First Author: : K.Hashemi SWITZERLAND

Co Author(s): :    S. Stephan   M. Catanese   A. Petrovic   E. Gabison     

Abstract Details

Purpose:

To report 4 cases of hydrops treated by compressive intra-stromal sutures

Setting:

Fondation Ophtalmologique Adolphe de Rothschild, Paris, France

Methods:

Retrospective, interventional study. Following epithelial removal, an air bubble was injected in the anterior chamber in order to better visualise the descemet tear. Several 10-0 nylon sutures were placed perpendicular to the tear. Visual acuity, slit lamp exam and anterior segment optical coherence tomography (OCT) were performed pre-operatively, 1 week and 1 month post-operatively.

Results:

On average, 4.75 sutures were used. All 4 patients felt less pain and had better vision after one week. Central corneal thickness diminished rapidly from the first day until one month post-operatively.

Conclusions:

Intra-stromal compressive sutures represent a simple and effective method of managing acute hydrops.

Financial Disclosure:

NONE

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