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The criteria of effectiveness of treatment of Descemet’s membrane detachment after phacoemulsification

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First Author: A.Egorova RUSSIA

Co Author(s):    A. Vasiliev              

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to estimate the criteria of effectiveness of Descemet’s membrane detachment (DMD) treatment using pneumocompression method after phacoemulsification (PE).


Khabarovsk branch of the academician S.N. Fyodorov Federal State Institution" Intersectorial Research and Technology Complex " Eye Microsurgery" .


10 patients (10 eyes) who had postoperative DMD after phacoemulsification were observed. DMD occupied about 1/3 of corneal square. Patients’ age varied from 63 to 75 years (68±4,7 years in the average).


DMD was revealed on the first-second postoperative day using methods of optical and ultrasound biomicroscopy. All patients had to undergo the introduction of air into the anterior chamber (pneumocompression) in the operation room in order to arrest that complication. Full attachment of Descemet’s membrane to the corneal stroma and regression of keratopathy was noticed in 6 eyes on the next day. 2 weeks later Descemet’s membrane fully attached to its place in 3 eyes with residual DMD where the rupture area was blocked. 1 eye with the detached Descemets membrane in the rupture area required repeated pneumocompression.


The criterion of positive prognosis in treatment of DMD is its absence in the rupture area. FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE?: No

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