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IP International Journal of Ocular Oncology and Oculoplasty


To study the efficacy of air descemetopexy in the management of various types of descemet membrane detachment based on anterior segment – optical coherence tomography & to know the role of other gases Perfluoropropane (14% C3F8) and sulphur hexafluoride (20% SF6) in failed cases of air descemetopexy


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Author Details : Satya Prakash Singh, Mayank Srivastava, Basant Kumar Singh, Swarnima Agrahari, Santosh Kumar*

Volume : 5, Issue : 3, Year : 2019

Article Page : 124-129


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Abstract

Purpose: To study the efficacy of air descemetopexy in the management of various types of descemet membrane detachment (DMD).
Materials and Methods: After ethical committee approval, clinical data of 40 patients during the period of December 2017 to December 2018, who developed DMD after cataract surgery were analysed.
Results: Majority of patients (n= 32, 80%) had severe generalized corneal edema, n = 4 had moderated corneal edema & n = 4 had localized mild corneal edema. Only air was sufficient to reattach DMD in majority of the patients (n=36, 90% cases), only 4 patients who had very large dmd failed to attach by air. In these patients repeat descemetopexy by 14% C3F8 gas was done which lead to attachment of descemet membrane with improvement of visual acuity in 3 cases. Complications due to increase intraocular pressure were noted with these gases.
Conclusion: Air descemetopexy is a safe & efficacious option for DMD repair in most of the cases and it is associated with less postop complications.

Keywords: Descemetopexy, Descemet membrane detachment (DMD).


Doi : 10.18231/j.ijooo.2019.032

How to cite : Singh S P, Srivastava M, Singh B K, Agrahari S, Kumar S, To study the efficacy of air descemetopexy in the management of various types of descemet membrane detachment based on anterior segment – optical coherence tomography & to know the role of other gases Perfluoropropane (14% C3F8) and sulphur hexafluoride (20% SF6) in failed cases of air descemetopexy. IP Int J Ocul Oncol Oculoplasty 2019;5(3):124-129

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