Indian Journal of Ophthalmology

REVIEW ARTICLE
Year
: 2017  |  Volume : 65  |  Issue : 12  |  Page : 1381--1389

Corneal edema after phacoemulsification


Namrata Sharma, Deepali Singhal, Sreelakshmi P Nair, Pranita Sahay, SS Sreeshankar, Prafulla Kumar Maharana 
 Dr. Rajendra Prasad Centre for Ophthalmic Sciences, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India

Correspondence Address:
Prof. Namrata Sharma
Dr. Rajendra Prasad Centre for Ophthalmic Sciences, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi
India

Phacoemulsification is the most commonly performed cataract surgery in this era. With all the recent advances in investigations and management of cataract through phacoemulsification, most of the patients are able to achieve excellent visual outcome. Corneal edema after phacoemulsification in the immediate postoperative period often leads to patient dissatisfaction and worsening of outcome. Delayed onset corneal edema often warrants endothelial keratoplasty. This review highlights the etiopathogenesis, risk factors, and management of corneal edema in the acute phase including descemet's membrane detachment (DMD) and toxic anterior segment syndrome. Various investigative modalities such as pachymetry, specular microscopy, anterior segment optical coherence tomography, and confocal microscopy have been discussed briefly.


How to cite this article:
Sharma N, Singhal D, Nair SP, Sahay P, Sreeshankar S S, Maharana PK. Corneal edema after phacoemulsification.Indian J Ophthalmol 2017;65:1381-1389


How to cite this URL:
Sharma N, Singhal D, Nair SP, Sahay P, Sreeshankar S S, Maharana PK. Corneal edema after phacoemulsification. Indian J Ophthalmol [serial online] 2017 [cited 2021 Feb 27 ];65:1381-1389
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