Retained Descemet's membrane after penetrating keratoplasty

Yen Po Chen, Peter C.C. Lai, Phil Y.F. Chen, Ken Kuo Lin, Ching Hsi Hsiao*

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Retained Descemet's membrane is a rare complication of penetrating keratoplasty (PKP). The membrane can become progressively opaque and threaten the health of the corneal graft. We report such a case involving a 53-year-old man. Simultaneous surgical removal of the membrane and phacoemulsification with intraocular lens implantation were performed 3 months after PKP. The graft remained clear and best corrected visual acuity was 20/20 2 years after secondary surgery.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1842-1844
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
Issue number9
StatePublished - 01 09 2003


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