Descemet's stripping automated endothelial keratoplasty for congenital hereditary endothelial dystrophy
Hamed M Anwar, AM El Danasoury, AN Hashem
Corneal and Refractive Surgery Unit, Magrabi Eye Hospital, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Abstract: Congenital hereditary endothelial dystrophy (CHED), presents in infancy or early childhood with bilateral clouding of corneas. This condition has previously been managed surgically with penetrating keratoplasty (PKP). Performing PKP in pediatric patients has its own set of difficulties. More recently, there has been growing interest in treating this condition with Descemet's stripping automated endothelial keratoplasty (DSAEK). The purpose of this study is to report our experience of successfully performing DSAEK in a child with CHED.
Keywords: congenital hereditary endothelial dystrophy, CHED, DSAEK, Descemet's stripping automated endothelial keratoplasty
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