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Visual and anatomic results after sole full-thickness sutures for acute corneal hydrops

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First Author: J.Toledo Martínez MEXICO

Co Author(s):    A. García Albisua   N. Dávila Ávila   G. Dewitt Carter   E. Hernández Quintela           

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To determine if sole full-thickness penetrating sutures as the only treatment for corneal hydrops can be a viable treatment, and if it is viable, to report the visual and anatomical outcomes for this technique.


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Retrospective case series with 17 patients, in which all of the patients had as the only treatment for corneal hydrops full-thickness sole sutures.


17 patients were included in which they showed the onset of symptoms with a median of 15 days previous to the surgical intervention. The median pre-surgical pachymetry was 1235 μm, one month posterior to the surgical intervention the median central corneal thickness was 830 μm and 502 μm after 3 months (p <0.0001). Regarding to best corrected visual acuity, presurgical patients presented a median of 1.40 LogMAR and a postsurgical of 1.00 LogMAR after 3 months (p <0.0001). Amongst the complications deep neovascularization was found in 3 patients (17.6%). None of the patients presented cataract nor pupilary block.


Given the importance of central corneal thickness and best corrected visual acuity, full-thickness sole sutures seem to be a viable treatment for corneal hydrops.

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