Descemet membrane endothelial keratoplasty for endothelial decompensation after previous radial keratotomy

Sruti S. Akella, Roy S. Chuck, Jimmy K. Lee

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Abstract

Purpose: To report Descemet membrane endothelial keratoplasty (DMEK) for endothelial decompensation in an eye with previous radial keratotomy. Observations: A history of radial keratotomy may hasten endothelial dysfunction. Previously reported surgical treatments include penetrating kerotoplasty and Descemet stripping automated endothelial keratoplasty. Conclusions and Importance: DMEK may be successfully used in post-RK eyes with good recovery of visual acuity and patient satisfaction.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number100503
JournalAmerican Journal of Ophthalmology Case Reports
Volume15
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2019

Keywords

  • Descemet membrane endothelial keratoplasty
  • Endothelial dysfunction
  • Radial keratotomy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology

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