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E. M. Espana, B. Huang; Interface Particles and Haze Are Not Associated With Postoperative Visual Acuity in DSEK -A Confocal Microscopy Study. Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 2009;50(13):624.
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A retrospective chart and confocal microscopy (Confoscan 4TM) review of patients that underwent DSEK for Fuchs dystrophy or pseudophakic bullous keratopathy. Patients with a follow-up of 6 or more months post-DSEK were included. Donor-recipient interface haze, interface particles, interface stromal folds, keratocytes density in the recipient stroma and graft were evaluated by a blinded observer.
Twenty four eyes (19 patients) with a mean age of 70 ± 11.1 years were included. BCVA improved in 19 and was maintained in 5 eyes. No BCVA deterioration was noted in any case. No statistically significant correlation was found between BCVA and the presence or degree of corneal haze (p=o.758), interface particles (p=o.44), or stromal folds (p=o.978, Spearman correlation test).
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