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Collegium antropologicum, Vol.34 supplement 2 No.2 April 2010. -

The loss of the corneal endothelial cells, especially in a first postoperative year, has been observed in patients who underwent penetrating keratoplasty PK. The implantation of new generation of »iris claw« phakic IOL Verisyse in refractive cases has been shown to cause clinicaly insignificant endothelial cell loss. In our prospective case series we investigated the endothelial cell loss and clinical outcome in patients that either underwent PK and implantation of PCIOL or PK and implantation of Verisyse IOL. In the first group of 9 patients scheduled for PK, implantation of Verisyse was performed due to the absence of the posterior capsule support. 2 of these patients had angle supported ACIOL, 4 patients were aphakic and 3 had posttraumatic cataract with ruptured posterior capsule. The second group of 12 patients had standard »triple« procedure PK + ECCE + PCIOL. BCVA of both groups of patients prior the operation was hand movement in 12 patients, light perception in 7 patients and 0,05 in 3 patients. The preoperative endothelial cell count of the donor grafts obtained from the eye bank was 2800 cells-mm2 on average. The follow up was 6–10 months. Six months after the operation all »Verysise« patients maintained transparent graft. Postoperative visual acuity improvement was recorded in 18 out of 21 eyes 85,7 %. Best spectacle corrected visual acuity of ł0,3 was achived in 55,5% in the Verisyse group and in 50,0% of »triple procedure« group. The endothelial cell count and morphology were estimated on the specular microscope on a monthly basis. Mean endothelial cells loss in patients with PK and Verysise was 40± 8% and in patients with »triple« procedure was 42±12% at 10 postoperative months. There was no significant difference in the endothelial cell loss and clinical outcome between the group of patients who had PK and Verysise as compared to those with implanted PCIOL.

penetrating keratoplasty; Verisyse IOL; »triple procedure«; endothelial cell loss




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