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Postoperative Graft Management in Endothelial Keratoplasty

  • Claudia Perez-Straziota
  • Karolinne Maia Rocha
  • John Au
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Abstract

Despite the surgical challenges during the endothelial keratoplasty (EK) procedures, postoperative management is of utmost importance for graft survival. One of the most important aspects of postoperative care is the management of topical steroid dosage, since sudden discontinuation of treatment has been identified as the main cause of graft failure in several reports. There are also potential challenges that can present to the surgeon both in the early and late postoperative period, such as fluid in the interface and graft detachment; or immunologic rejection or graft failure, respectively. In the initial portion of this chapter, routine management of an uncomplicated graft is described, followed by the description and management of several scenarios that could present along the postoperative period.

Keywords

Graft Failure Interface Fluid Corneal Edema Final Visual Acuity Penetrate Keratoplasty 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Claudia Perez-Straziota
    • 1
  • Karolinne Maia Rocha
    • 2
  • John Au
    • 3
    • 4
  1. 1.Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cornea, External Disease and Refractive SurgeryPrivate Practice in GainesvilleGainesvilleUSA
  2. 2.Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC), Storm Eye Institute, Magill Vision CenterCharlestonUSA
  3. 3.Permanente Medical Group, NVISION Laser Eye CentersNewport BeachUSA
  4. 4.Kaiser PermanenteVacavilleUSA

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