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Outcomes of Descemet�â�€�™s membrane endothelial keratoplasty (DMEK) at Southend University Hospital

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First Author: S.Madi EGYPT

Co Author(s):    R. Aggarwal   H. El-Kasaby                 

Abstract Details

Purpose:

To evaluate the outcomes of DMEK surgeries performed at southend university hospital.

Setting:

Southend university hospital

Methods:

Retrospective chart review of 51 eyes performed at Southend university hospital. Best-corrected visual acuity (BCVA), intraoperative and postoperative complication were recorded at 1,3,6 and 12 months.

Results:

Mean follow-up was 9.2 months. After exclusion of patients with co-morbidities, the percentage of patients achieving BCVA of 6/6 or better at 1,3,6 and 12 months was 17.2%, 51.7%, 39.5% and 48.8%, respectively. Postoperative graft dislocation occurred in 47.3% of the eyes. All of the dislocated grafts were successfully managed with air reinfection. None of the eyes suffered from rejection episodes.

Conclusions:

DMEK has a fast visual recovery , excellent visual outcomes and low rejection rates but with higher rebubbling rates.

Financial Disclosure:

NONE

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