Potential Causes of Incomplete Visual Rehabilitation at 6 Months Postoperative After Descemet Membrane Endothelial Keratoplasty – Corrected Proof

Purpose: To determine the various causes of unexpected incomplete visual rehabilitation at 6 months postoperative after Descemet membrane endothelial keratoplasty (DMEK).Design: Retrospective study of prospectively collected data at a tertiary referral center.Methods: From a larger group of 400 consecutive DMEK surgeries, the last 200 consecutive eyes were reviewed for visual discomfort despite a best-corrected visual acuity (BCVA) of ≥20/25 (≥0.8) or unexpected subnormal BCVA (≤20/28; ≤0.7) at 6 months after DMEK. Biomicroscopy, funduscopy, Pentacam imaging, noncontact specular microscopy, anterior segment optical coherence tomography, and surgical videos were used to determine the causes of incomplete visual rehabilitation.Results: A total of 69 eyes out (Read more...)

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