A simple way to clear the media for vitrectomy in eyes with corneal edema

Touka Banaee, Alireza Eslampoor, Saeed Shokoohi Rad

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Abstract

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 languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)88-90
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Ophthalmic and Vision Research
Volume7
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Corneal
  • Endothelial cell loss
  • Keratoplasty
  • Silicone oil

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology

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