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Tectonic Descemet’s stripping automated endothelial keratoplasty for corneal perforation
  1. Aoife Smyth1,
  2. Grace Anne McCabe2,
  3. Patrick Murtagh3 and
  4. Elizabeth Margaret McElnea4
  1. 1Ophthalmology, Royal Victoria Eye and Ear Hospital, Dublin, Ireland
  2. 2Ophthalmology, University Hospital Limerick, Limerick, Ireland
  3. 3Ophthalmology, Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, Dublin, Ireland
  4. 4Ophthalmology, University Hospital Galway, Galway, Ireland
  1. Correspondence to Elizabeth Margaret McElnea; mcelneaelizabeth{at}gmail.com

Abstract

We report the use of Descemet stripping automated endothelial keratoplasty (DSAEK) for the treatment of sterile corneal perforation after trauma. In an eye with corneal perforation and cataract due to trauma, cataract surgery and DSAEK were performed. Corneal integrity was promptly restored and the patient avoided tectonic anterior lamellar and penetrating keratoplasty. DSAEK may be performed for the management of corneal perforation.

  • Ophthalmology
  • Anterior chamber

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  • Contributors AS: conception and design. Drafting the article and revising it critically for important intellectual content. GAMcC: conception and design. Drafting the article and revising it critically for important intellectual content. PM: acquisition of data. Final approval of the version published. EMMcE: final approval of the version published. Agreement to be accountable for the article and to ensure that all questions regarding the accuracy or integrity of the article are investigated and resolved.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

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  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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