In the last decade, the utilization and efficacy of endothelial keratoplasty (EK) has increased expotentially for the treatment of endothelial disorders such as Fuchs' dystrophy, pseudophakic bullous keratopathy
, and iridocorneal endothelial syndrome.
Objective: To determine mean change in visual acuity, central corneal thickness and symptoms in patients with pseudophakic bullous keratopathy after treatment with corneal collagen crosslinking.
Conclusion: Corneal collagen cross linking is a temporary but effective symptomatic treatment of pseudophakic bullous keratopathy.
6) In a report to the New York Ophthalmological Society in 1912, Knapp noted that some patients who underwent cataract surgery later manifested clinical signs of dystrophia epithelialis with stromal and epithelial oedema, as described by Fuchs; (7) this is now known as pseudophakic bullous keratopathy
(PBK), which is a complication of cataract surgery especially in patients with FED.
1) Common causes of corneal opacities are microbial keratitis followed by corneal scars, pseudophakic bullous keratopathy
and corneal dystrophies and degenerations.
Indications for Penetrating Keratoplasty (PKP) were: vascularised leucomas after herpetic keratitis, traumatic keratitis or chemical burn, advanced pseudophakic bullous keratopathy
with superficial and deep corneal vascularisation, severe infection in hereditary corneal dystrophy, and failed corneal grafts.
Purpose: To evaluate the results and complications of Descemet stripping automated endothelial keratoplasty (DSAEK) in the treatment of pseudophakic bullous keratopathy
The most common indication in this category is Pseudophakic Bullous Keratopathy
, followed by keratoconus, corneal degeneration and dystrophy, as well as scarring due to keratitis and trauma.