Inclusion criteria were corneal edema secondary to Fuchs endothelial dystrophy
and pseudophakic bullous keratopathy.
In the last decade, selective replacement of the diseased endothelium with a donor endothelial graft has superseded traditional full-thickness penetrating keratoplasty , in the treatment of endothelial disorders such as Fuchs endothelial dystrophy and pseudophakic bullous keratopathy.
McLaren, "In vivo confocal microscopy of Fuchs endothelial dystrophy before and after endothelial keratoplasty," JAMA Ophthalmology, vol.
Over the past few years, CXL has been used in various corneal disorders other than keratoconus such as non-healing corneal ulcer, PBK and Fuchs endothelial dystrophy
.9,10 However, there is no established evidence of effectiveness of CXL in these conditions.
Melles, "Descemet membrane endothelial keratoplasty (DMEK) for Fuchs endothelial dystrophy
: review of the first 50 consecutive cases," Eye, vol.
(10,11,12) PEX syndrome has been found to be associated with cornea endotheliopathy in some histopathological studies, which has been suggested to be the cause of the so-called atypical nonguttata Fuchs endothelial dystrophy
. (13,14) Decreased endothelial cell density (ECD) has also been confirmed in eyes with PEX syndrome using specular and confocal microscopy.
Prabhu, "Descemet's stripping automated endothelial keratoplasty versus Descemet's membrane endothelial keratoplasty in the fellow eye for fuchs endothelial dystrophy
: a retrospective study," BioMed Research International, vol.
To report a patient with Fuchs endothelial dystrophy (FED) who underwent Descemet stripping automated endothelial keratoplasty (DSAEK) on one eye and penetrating keratoplasty (PK) on the fellow eye.
Key Words: Descemet stripping automated endothelial keratoplasty, fuchs endothelial dystrophy, penetrating keratoplasty
van den Berg, "Quality of vision in patients with fuchs endothelial dystrophy
and after descemet stripping endothelial keratoplasty," Archives of Ophthalmology, vol.
This also may be explained by the increase Fuchs endothelial dystrophy
that affects mainly women.
Preoperative diagnoses Number Bullous keratopathy 27 Fuchs endothelial dystrophy
15 Posterior polymorphous corneal dystrophy 7 Endothelial failure after previous PLK 22 Total 71 FIGURE 4: UCDVA results.