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Case Rep Ophthalmol. 2014 Jul 11;5(2):203-6. doi: 10.1159/000365279. eCollection 2014.

Repeat Descemetopexy after Descemet's Membrane Detachment following Phacoemulsification.

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  • 1National Institute of Ophthalmology, Pune, India.


Descemet's membrane detachment (DMD) is an uncommon condition with a wide range of possible etiologies. Probably the commonest cause is a localized detachment occurring after cataract extraction surgery. Descemetopexy gives good anatomic attachment rates and visual outcomes and has become the standard treatment for DMD. However, in cases with failed initial descemetopexy, the next step in the management of such cases remains unclear. Before initiating a complex surgical procedure like keratoplasty, which requires good postoperative care and regular follow-ups, repeat descemetopexy with a long-term tamponade using 14% C3F8 gas for recurrent DMD is definitely a worthwhile attempt.


C3F8 gas; Descemet's membrane detachment; Repeat descemetopexy

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