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CASE REPORT
Year : 2022  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 66-68

An alternative technique for persistent Descemet's membrane detachment following phacoemulsification: Our clinical experience


Department of Ophthalmology, GTB Hospital, Delhi, India

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Dr. Rahul Bhatia
Department of Ophthalmology, GTB Hospital, Delhi
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/ijo.IJO_270_21

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Descemet's membrane detachment (DMD) is an uncommon complication of cataract surgery. The prognosis depends upon the prompt recognition and management of DMD. The use of various modalities such as AS OCT, Schiemflug imaging and pachymetry helps in proper diagnosis and selecting appropriate management options. Majority of the DMD are small and spontaneously resolve on their own. For small and limited DMD, Medical management with observation are suffice. For persistent large DMD, descemetopexy with the use of expansile gases have been used to tamponade the DM. Use of HELP algorithm has led to objective assessment of DMD and thinning the grey line between either going for observation or intervention with various modalities available. If descemetopexy fails, corneal venting incision can be used as a last resort before going for Keratoplasty. Keratoplasty still remain the treatment of choice for long standing and persistent DMD.


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