Deep lamellar endothelial keratoplasty: Histopathology of complications in initial cases

Rashmi Kapur, Joel Sugar, Deepak P. Edward

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Abstract

PURPOSE: To report complications encountered after 2 initial cases of deep lamellar endothelial keratoplasty. METHODS: Review of clinical findings of 2 initial cases in which intraoperative and postoperative complications were encountered. Corneal buttons from the 2 cases were evaluated by light microscopy and transmission electron microscopy. RESULTS: Complications encountered were related to the graft-recipient interface and the lamellar dissection of the recipient and donor corneas. CONCLUSION: Deep lamellar endothelial keratoplasty is an evolving procedure that shows much promise. These 2 cases show that the procedure entails a separate skill set from penetrating keratoplasty and requires significant surgeon practice before being introduced into the individual's transplant practice.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)851-854
Number of pages4
JournalCornea
Volume25
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2006
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Complications
  • Deep lamellar endothelial keratoplasty
  • Graft-recipient interface
  • Lamellar dissection

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology

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