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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 68  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 174-176

Surgical management of post-Descemet stripping automated endothelial keratoplasty interface haze associated with interface deposits

1 Department of Ophthalmology, University of Lausanne, Jules-Gonin Eye Hospital, Fondation Asile des aveugles, Lausanne, Switzerland, Switzerlan
2 Department of Ophthalmology, University of Lausanne, Jules-Gonin Eye Hospital, Fondation Asile des aveugles, Lausanne, Switzerland; Ophthalmology Department, Faculty of Medicine, University of Crete, Heraklion, Greece
3 3rd University Department of Ophthalmology, AHEPA Hospital, Thessaloniki, Greece
4 First Department of Ophthalmology, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Athens, Greece

Correspondence Address:
Prof. George D Kymionis
Hôpital Ophtalmique Jules Gonin, 15 avenue de France, Lausanne - 1002
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/ijo.IJO_883_19

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We describe an effective technique for the management of graft–host interface haze associated with interface deposits after Descemet-stripping automated endothelial keratoplasty (DSAEK) with bimanual irrigation/aspiration. A Tan marginal dissector was used to separate the graft from the stroma in the nasal two-thirds of the graft–host interface. The aspiration handpiece was inserted in the interface through the nasal side-port corneal incision and a separate irrigation tip was placed in the anterior chamber (AC) through the temporal corneal paracentesis. Meticulous rinsing of the two-thirds of the interface area and the AC was performed. At the end of the procedure, air was injected into the AC to float the donor graft against the host stromal bed and facilitate graft adherence. Postoperative anterior segment optical coherence tomography and slit-lamp examination confirmed elimination of the interface haze–deposits and a well-attached graft. An improvement in visual acuity was noted.

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