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Descemet stripping automated endothelial keratoplasty in a child.

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Fernandez, MM; Buckley, EG; Afshari, NA
Published in: J AAPOS
June 2008

We present the case of a 9-year-old patient with corneal decompensation that was treated with Descemet stripping automated endothelial keratoplasty (DSAEK) and followed for 18 months. Although the procedure has been used successfully in adult populations, to our knowledge, this is the first report of DSAEK with long-term follow-up in a child. The outcome suggests that endothelial keratoplasty may be a good alternative to penetrating keratoplasty in children. Endothelial keratoplasty is a new form of corneal transplantation that promises faster visual recovery compared with penetrating keratoplasty. With endothelial keratoplasty, the corneal architecture is preserved; therefore, large spherical and astigmatic errors are not induced, and stable refraction is achieved earlier in the course of therapy.

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J AAPOS

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EISSN

1528-3933

Publication Date

June 2008

Volume

12

Issue

3

Start / End Page

314 / 316

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • Tomography, Optical Coherence
  • Ophthalmology & Optometry
  • Male
  • Keratoplasty, Penetrating
  • Humans
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Endothelium, Corneal
  • Descemet Membrane
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Child
 

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Fernandez, M. M., Buckley, E. G., & Afshari, N. A. (2008). Descemet stripping automated endothelial keratoplasty in a child. J AAPOS, 12(3), 314–316. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jaapos.2008.03.002
Fernandez, Mark M., Edward G. Buckley, and Natalie A. Afshari. “Descemet stripping automated endothelial keratoplasty in a child.J AAPOS 12, no. 3 (June 2008): 314–16. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jaapos.2008.03.002.
Fernandez MM, Buckley EG, Afshari NA. Descemet stripping automated endothelial keratoplasty in a child. J AAPOS. 2008 Jun;12(3):314–6.
Fernandez, Mark M., et al. “Descemet stripping automated endothelial keratoplasty in a child.J AAPOS, vol. 12, no. 3, June 2008, pp. 314–16. Pubmed, doi:10.1016/j.jaapos.2008.03.002.
Fernandez MM, Buckley EG, Afshari NA. Descemet stripping automated endothelial keratoplasty in a child. J AAPOS. 2008 Jun;12(3):314–316.
Journal cover image

Published In

J AAPOS

DOI

EISSN

1528-3933

Publication Date

June 2008

Volume

12

Issue

3

Start / End Page

314 / 316

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • Tomography, Optical Coherence
  • Ophthalmology & Optometry
  • Male
  • Keratoplasty, Penetrating
  • Humans
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Endothelium, Corneal
  • Descemet Membrane
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Child