Herein we introduce a simple approach for clearing an edematous cornea during vitreoretinal surgery in eyes with decompensated corneal endothelium, allowing the surgeon to postpone penetrating keratoplasty. This technique was performed in 3 eyes by filling the anterior chambers with air or silicone oil, and sufficiently cleared the media for completion of vitrectomy. This simple technique enables completion of the vitrectomy without a temporary keratoprosthesis and penetrating keratoplasty in eyes with corneal edema due to endothelial decompensation.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Journal of Ophthalmic and Vision Research|
|State||Published - 2012|
- Endothelial cell loss
- Silicone oil
ASJC Scopus subject areas