Scarring, edema cause corneal irregularities that require contact lenses after DMEK

Preoperative corneal scarring and corneal edema hindered visual recovery after Descemet’s membrane endothelial keratoplasty; however, contact lenses improved spectacle corrected visual acuity in eyes with poor outcomes and visual disturbances, according to a study.The retrospective study included 262 eyes that underwent Descemet’s membrane endothelial keratoplasty (DMEK). Investigators performed slit lamp biomicroscopy and corneal surface topography in all eyes 6 months postoperatively.

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