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Year : 2012  |  Volume : 60  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 59-60

Descemet membrane endothelial keratoplasty with a stromal rim in the treatment of posterior polymorphous corneal dystrophy


1 Department of Ophthalmology, Third Faculty of Medicine, Charles University in Prague and Teaching Hospital Kralovske Vinohrady, Prague, Czech Republic
2 Laboratory of the Biology and Pathology of the Eye, Institute of Inherited Metabolic Disorders, First Medical Faculty, Charles University in Prague and General University Hospital in Prague, Czech Republic

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Petra Liskova
Laboratory of the Biology and Pathology of the Eye, Institute of Inherited Metabolic Disorders, First Medical Faculty, Charles University in Prague and General University Hospital in Prague, U nemocnice 2, Prague
Czech Republic
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0301-4738.91350

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A 20-year-old patient, diagnosed with posterior polymorphous corneal dystrophy, developed corneal edema for which he underwent Descemet membrane endothelial keratoplasty with a stromal rim (DMEK-S) in the right eye. No intra- or postoperative complications were noted. At the last follow-up 2 years and 9 months after the procedure, the best corrected visual acuity was 1.0 and endothelial cell density declined from 3533 cells/mm 2 to 1012 cells/mm 2 . Despite the endothelial cell loss, DMEK-S appears to be a good alternative to other surgical techniques for the treatment of corneal endotheliopathies, and it may be of benefit to young patients.


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