FemtoLASIK After Descemet Membrane Endothelial Keratoplasty



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Fernández Vega-Cueto, Luis and Lisa Fernández, Carlos and Naveiras, Miguel and Madrid Costa, David and Alfonso, José F. (2019) FemtoLASIK After Descemet Membrane Endothelial Keratoplasty. Cornea . ISSN 0277-3740

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/ICO.0000000000002193


Purpose: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of femtosecond laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis (FemtoLASIK) to correct the residual refractive error after Descemet membrane endothelial keratoplasty (DMEK).
Methods: This case series study included 7 eyes that underwent FemtoLASIK after a DMEK surgery. The refractive error, uncorrected (UDVA) and corrected (CDVA) distance visual acuities, corneal topography (Sirius, CSO, Italy), and anterior segment optical coherence tomography (Visante, Carl Zeiss-Meditec AG, Jena, Germany) were registered at each postoperative follow-up visit.
Results: All surgeries were uneventful, with no intraoperative or postoperative complications. The follow-up time after DMEK (before FemtoLASIK surgery) ranged from 18 to 36 months. The post-FemtoLASIK follow-up period ranged from 12 to 60 months. All cases experienced a significant improvement in UDVA after FemtoLASIK, all of them reaching a postoperative UDVA value ≥20/32. None of the eyes lost lines of CDVA, and 1 case showed a gain of lines of CDVA. In all cases, the refractive error, UDVA, and CDVA values remained stable at their respective postoperative follow-up visits. Furthermore, all topographic and pachymetric parameters were stable at the different postoperative follow-up visits.
Conclusions: Our findings suggest that the residual refractive error after DMEK surgery can be safely and effectively treated with FemtoLASIK.

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Received for publication July 5, 2019; revision received September 13, 2019;
accepted September 17, 2019.

Uncontrolled Keywords:FemtoLASIK; DMEK
Subjects:Medical sciences > Medicine > Surgery
Medical sciences > Medicine > Ophtalmology
Medical sciences > Optics > Geometrical and instumental optics
Medical sciences > Optics > Lasers
ID Code:58576
Deposited On:30 Jan 2020 09:08
Last Modified:07 Nov 2020 00:01

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