Endothelial cell loss greater in DSAEK eyes with existing drainage device

PHILADELPHIA — Descemet’s stripping automated endothelial keratoplasty for corneal edema resulting from endothelial dysfunction remains a successful procedure in eyes with an existing glaucoma drainage device, but the incidence of intermediate-term endothelial cell loss is substantial, as is the graft failure rate, according to a study presented here. “Endothelial [cell] health is another important contributor to graft survival,” Nina Ni, MD, said at the Wills Eye Annual Conference.