The case of extreme corneal flattening after initially uneventful Descemet stripping endothelial keratoplasty

Written by Fernández-López E., Miron A., Grdikanyan A.A., Pogorelova S.S., Baydoun L., Oganesyan O.G., Melles G.R.J.

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A clinical case of emergency corneal flattening performed without complications after endothelial keratoplasty with Descemet›s membrane removal (Descemet Stripping Endothelial Keratoplasty – DSEK) in a man, 76 years old, with secondary endothelial dystrophy and bullous keratopathy. Early postoperative period was uneventful with complete snuggling transplant, but two weeks later revealed flattening of the central part of the cornea and multiple folds completely accumbens transplant. For the first time described the «acute» applanation of the cornea, it is apparently another rare complication DSEK, which can develop without any obvious cause and concomitant ocular pathology.

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E. Fernández-López1, A. Miron1, A.A. Grdikanyan2, S.S. Pogorelova2, L. Baydoun1, O.G. Oganesyan2, G.R.J. Melles1
1 Netherlands Institute for Innovative Ocular Surgery (Laan op Zuid 88 3071 AA Rotterdam Netherlands),
2 Moscow Helmholtz Research Institute of Eye Diseases (14/19 Sadovaya-Chernogryazskaya St. Moscow 105062 Russian Federation)

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