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Descemet’s Stripping Automated Endothelial Keratoplasty (DSAEK) or Penetrating Keratoplasty (PKP) for Damaged Cornea?

Posted By Patient Letter to the Editor On October 26, 2011 @ 12:35 pm In Cornea,Patient Questions | Comments Disabled

Twenty years ago I had a spontaneous detached retina in my left eye which detached three times in three months.  A scleral buckle now holds the retina in place.

Three years ago I had a DSAEK surgery in the same eye which is now failing as the endothelial cells are dying once again.

In the meantime, my right eye has been diagnosed with Fuchs Dystrophy.  Is it possible that the Fuchs in my right eye is causing the endothelial cells in my left eye to die?  In other words, is Fuchs a bi-lateral disease?  I now have to make a decision as to the type of surgery I have in my left eye….repeat the DSAEK or PKP.

I have increasing edema, descemet’s folds and deteriorating vision.


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