Descemetorhexis for Fuchs' dystrophy

Gregory Moloney, U. Teng Chan, Alex Hamilton, Aida Zairani Mohd Zahidin, John R. Grigg, Raj N. Devasahayam

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Objective To describe 2 cases of spontaneous corneal clearing after Descemetorhexis: 1 after iatrogenic trauma (Case 1) and 1 as an intentional surgical intervention for Fuchs endothelial dystrophy (Case 2). Methods Retrospective case reports. Results Full corneal clarity was observed to restore at approximately 1 month after surgery in both cases. Central endothelial cell counts were recorded as 753 and 731 cells/mm2 in cases 1 and 2, respectively, at last follow-up. Best spectacle corrected visual acuity (BSCVA) at was 6/6 in both cases at 6 weeks and is retained at 9 months. Conclusions Selective Descemetorhexis may offer visual rehabilitation without the need for a graft in select cases of Fuchs endothelial dystrophy. Descemetopexy in anticipation of corneal clearing is a viable initial strategy in cases of iatrogenic Descemet trauma with detachment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)68-72
Number of pages5
JournalCanadian Journal of Ophthalmology
Volume50
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2015

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Fuchs' Endothelial Dystrophy
Wounds and Injuries
Visual Acuity
Rehabilitation
Endothelial Cells
Cell Count
Transplants
Corneal Dystrophy, Fuchs Endothelial, 1

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Moloney, G., Chan, U. T., Hamilton, A., Mohd Zahidin, A. Z., Grigg, J. R., & Devasahayam, R. N. (2015). Descemetorhexis for Fuchs' dystrophy. Canadian Journal of Ophthalmology, 50(1), 68-72. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcjo.2014.10.014

Descemetorhexis for Fuchs' dystrophy. / Moloney, Gregory; Chan, U. Teng; Hamilton, Alex; Mohd Zahidin, Aida Zairani; Grigg, John R.; Devasahayam, Raj N.

In: Canadian Journal of Ophthalmology, Vol. 50, No. 1, 01.02.2015, p. 68-72.

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Moloney, G, Chan, UT, Hamilton, A, Mohd Zahidin, AZ, Grigg, JR & Devasahayam, RN 2015, 'Descemetorhexis for Fuchs' dystrophy', Canadian Journal of Ophthalmology, vol. 50, no. 1, pp. 68-72. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcjo.2014.10.014
Moloney G, Chan UT, Hamilton A, Mohd Zahidin AZ, Grigg JR, Devasahayam RN. Descemetorhexis for Fuchs' dystrophy. Canadian Journal of Ophthalmology. 2015 Feb 1;50(1):68-72. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcjo.2014.10.014
Moloney, Gregory ; Chan, U. Teng ; Hamilton, Alex ; Mohd Zahidin, Aida Zairani ; Grigg, John R. ; Devasahayam, Raj N. / Descemetorhexis for Fuchs' dystrophy. In: Canadian Journal of Ophthalmology. 2015 ; Vol. 50, No. 1. pp. 68-72.
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