Graefes Arch Clin Exp Ophthalmol (2017) 255:1605–1611 DOI 10.1007/s00417-017-3675-0 CORNEA Comparison of Descemet stripping under continuous air flow, manual air injection and balanced salt solution for DMEK: apilot study 1,2 1,2 1,2 1,2 I. E. Gabbay & I. Bahar & Y. Nahum & E. Livny Received: 11 October 2016 /Revised: 1 March 2017 /Accepted: 18 April 2017 /Published online: 29 April 2017 Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2017 Abstract manual air injection, respectively. Continuous air flow and Background Descemet’s membrane endothelial keratoplasty BSS were both statistically different than manual air injection (DMEK) involves removal of the recipient’s Descemet mem- into the AC (p < 0.05), but did not differ from one another brane (DM) prior to transplanting the donor’s DM. When statistically. using balanced salt solution (BSS) or ophthalmic Conclusion DM stripping during posterior lamellar surgery viscosurgical devices (OVDs), visualization of the host’s is imperative for favorable post-operative results and DM during its stripping may be inadequate and may result prevention of complications. Performing this step under in Descemet remnants and could lead to sub-optimal sur- air in the AC contributes to better visualization and an gical results. Previous articles described excellent visual- efficient surgery. ization when utilizing air injection but
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