DMEK success following glaucoma surgery ‘surprisingly low’

Physicians and patients should be aware of the likelihood of Descemet’s membrane endothelial keratoplasty graft failure and the need for repeat transplantation in the presence of previous glaucoma surgery, according to a study.
“We initially conducted a study evaluating early outcomes of DMEK in the setting of previous glaucoma surgery,” Nir Sorkin, MD, told Healio/OSN. The study showed good early outcomes but a possible trend toward increased rates of rejection and secondary failure beyond the first postoperative year.
“This drove us to investigate longer-term outcomes,

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