April 2010
Volume 51, Issue 13
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ARVO Annual Meeting Abstract  |   April 2010
Timeline of Endothelial Cell Loss After the New Corneal Triple Procedure
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • S. B. Hannush
    Cornea Service, Wills Eye Institute Cornea Service, Langhorne, Pennsylvania
  • B. Sperling
    Cornea Service, Wills Eye Institute Cornea Service, Langhorne, Pennsylvania
  • L. Riveroll-Hannush
    Cornea Service, Hospital Asociacion Para Evitar la Ceguera, Mexico City, Pennsylvania
  • N. Lee
    Ophthalmology, Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science April 2010, Vol.51, 776. doi:
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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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Abstract

Purpose: : To evaluate endothelial cell loss after the new corneal triple procedure

Methods: : 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.

Results: : 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)

Conclusions: : 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.

Keywords: cornea: endothelium • transplantation • cell survival 
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