Descemet’s Membrane Endothelial Keratoplasty: Clinical Results of Single Versus Triple Procedures (Combined with Cataract Surgery) – Corrected Proof

Purpose: To compare the outcomes of triple Descemet's membrane endothelial keratoplasty (DMEK) versus DMEK alone in pseudophakic eyes.Design: Retrospective, comparative, interventional case series.Participants: Patients with Fuchs' endothelial dystrophy, secondary corneal edema, and prior failed endothelial keratoplasty with or without prior cataract extraction.Methods: Outcomes of 492 DMEK procedures performed between April 2010 and August 2012 were reviewed; 292 pseudophakic eyes underwent DMEK (group 1) and 200 eyes had concurrent cataract surgery with DMEK (group 2).Main Outcome Measures: Corrected distance visual acuity, endothelial cell loss, immediate and early postoperative complications.Results: The mean age at the time of surgery was 70 years (range, (Read more...)

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