Effect of Cornea Donor Graft Thickness on the Outcome of Descemet Stripping Automated Endothelial Keratoplasty Surgery – Corrected Proof

Purpose: To determine whether Descemet stripping automated endothelial keratoplasty (DSAEK) donor cornea graft thickness impacts measurements of best spectacle-corrected visual acuity (BSCVA), refractive error and intraocular pressure (IOP).Design: Retrospective chart review in a tertiary care center at Duke University Eye Center.Methods: We studied 460 eyes that had undergone DSAEK surgery. They were segregated into three groups based on the thickness of the donor graft: <100 μm (n = 67 eyes); 100–150 μm (n = 316 eyes); and >150 μm (n = 77 eyes). The three graft-thickness groups were assessed at about 6 months postoperatively for measurement of BSCVA, spherical equivalent, and IOP.Results: Baseline demographics were similar in (Read more...)

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