Long-term follow-up of bilateral DMEK shows sustained outcomes, few complications

Five-year follow-up of patients who underwent Descemet’s membrane endothelial keratoplasty for Fuchs’ dystrophy showed “excellent” outcomes, sustained in the long term in both eyes, according to a study.
“A bilateral postoperative complication is relatively rare up to 5 years after DMEK, and it appears safe to perform surgery in the second eye even early after the first eye,” Lamis Baydoun, MD, said at the virtual European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons meeting.
Baydoun said that lessons learned from intraoperative complications in the first eye

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