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Saudi J Med Med Sci. 2019 Sep-Dec;7(3):179-182. doi: 10.4103/sjmms.sjmms_19_18. Epub 2019 Aug 28.

Glued Intraocular Lens Combined with Endothelial Keratoplasty: A Case Report.

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1
Department of Ophthalmology, King Abdulaziz University Hospital, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
2
Department of Ophthalmology, College of Medicine, Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University, Dammam, Saudi Arabia.

Abstract

In an aphakic eye with corneal edema, performing Descemet's stripping automated endothelial keratoplasty (DSAEK) combined with implantation of intraocular lens can be a challenge. This case report describes a surgical technique for postsurgical aphakia with endothelial decompensation in a 42-year-old female with Marfan syndrome and subluxated lens. This technique comprised implanting DSAEK with fibrin glue-assisted sutureless posterior chamber intraocular lens. The donor lenticels were formed on a 60-kHz femtosecond laser platform (IntraLase®). Two partial-thickness scleral flaps and sclerotomies were created, and then, the Descemet's membrane was scored and stripped. A posterior chamber intraocular lens was implanted, and its haptics was pulled out through the sclerotomies and tucked beneath the flaps. The flaps were then apposed with fibrin glue. The donor lenticule was introduced to the anterior chamber and unfolded. Air tamponade was used to stabilize and center it. This technique significantly improved the uncorrected and best-corrected visual acuities of the patient, and no donor dislocations were reported. This case corroborates the findings of few similar cases that have found combined use of glued intraocular lens with DSAEK to be beneficial in such cases.

KEYWORDS:

Corneal edema; DSAEK; Descemet's stripping automated endothelial keratoplasty; glued intraocular lens; intrascleral fixation; subluxated lens

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