Descemet Stripping Only for a Chronic Descemet Detachment After Cataract Surgery. Cornea Hirabayashi, K. E., Mark, D. n., Lau, J. n., Lin, C. C. 2019


To describe a case of postsurgical corneal decompensation in a patient with Fuchs endothelial dystrophy with a sectoral Descemet detachment and corneal edema that was successfully managed with a targeted Descemet stripping only (DSO) procedure.This is a case report and review of the literature.A female patient with Fuchs endothelial dystrophy presented with a 6-month history of a persistent sectoral Descemet membrane detachment after cataract surgery with overlying corneal edema. Specular microscopy demonstrated moderate cell dropout with a cell density of 929 cells/mm in the affected eye. Intracameral air injection was attempted without improvement, and a sectoral DSO procedure was performed. Netarsudil and prednisolone were used postoperatively, and she demonstrated gradual improvement with resolution of the edema by postoperative week 10 and a central endothelial cell density of 675 cells/mm by postoperative month 8.DSO is a viable therapy in certain cases of postsurgical corneal decompensation.

View details for DOI 10.1097/ICO.0000000000002195

View details for PubMedID 31725698