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Descemet's stripping automated endothelial keratoplasty for congenital hereditary endothelial dystrophy

Authors Anwar HM, El-Danasoury, Hashem

Received 20 November 2011

Accepted for publication 12 December 2011

Published 24 January 2012 Volume 2012:6 Pages 159—163

DOI https://doi.org/10.2147/OPTH.S28405

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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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