Corneas Clear Up After Endothelium Removed!
February 15, 2012
Feb. Ophthalmololgy: Unbelievable. After a second failed DSEK in one eye, the surgeon noted that the cornea cleared up where the graft had detached. So for the fellow eye, he simply stripped the Descemet’s and endothelium, and lo and behold, after two months, the cornea was completely clear, and specular microscopy found that the endothelium (supposedly unable to regenerate) had completely covered the cornea. The patient had both Fuch’s and posterior polymorphous (confirmed by histology), and he wonders if this combination made the corneas special in some way. This case actually not so strange- earlier articles had found some endothelium migration after graft displacement, with no need to re-position the graft.
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