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S. B. Hannush, B. Sperling, L. Riveroll-Hannush, N. Lee; Timeline of Endothelial Cell Loss After the New Corneal Triple Procedure. Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 2010;51(13):776.
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To evaluate endothelial cell loss after the new corneal triple procedure
143 eyes of 109 patients underwent endothelial keratoplasty combined with cataract extraction and intraocular lens implantation between June 2006 and December 2009 for the indications of endothelial dystrophy/dysfunction and cataract. Confocal-derived specular microscopy was used to calculate endothelial cell counts at 3, 6, 12, and 24 months.
Endothelial cell counts were available on 94 eyes at 3 months (mean 1564 cells/mm2, range 490-2579 cells/mm2), 75 eyes at 6 months (mean 1488 cells/mm2, range 430-2410 cells/mm2), 51 eyes at one year (mean 1379 cells/mm2, range 430-2030 cells/mm2) and 16 eyes at 2 years (mean 1195 cells/mm2, range 420-1810 cells/mm2)
Corneal endothelial cell counts after the new corneal triple procedure remain at levels consistent with the maintenance of corneal clarity at least through two years post-operatively.
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