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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


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


Fondation Ophtalmologique Adolphe de Rothschild, Paris, France


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.


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.


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

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