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Air pump-assisted pre-Descemet's endothelial keratoplasty

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Session Title: Surgical Cornea

Session Date/Time: Tuesday 25/09/2018 | 16:30-18:00

Paper Time: 16:42

Venue: Room A3, Podium 3

First Author: : S.Jacob INDIA

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Abstract Details


To study the advantages of air pump assisted PDEK technique utilizing continuous pressurized air infusion into the anterior chamber for multiple key steps in pre-Descemet's Endothelial Keratoplasty (PDEK).


Dr. Agarwal's Eye Hospital, Chennai, India


Continuous pressurized air infusion was delivered through the fluid air exchange system of a posterior vitrectomy machine for multiple key steps (descemetorhexis, peripheral iridectomy, graft floatation, graft centration, graft edge unfolding, graft unwrinkling and graft adhesion) of PDEK surgery.


Air pump assisted PDEK helped in completing key steps uneventfully and acted as a third hand supporting the graft, preventing AC collapse and preventing graft dislocation. All grafts remained clear.


This technique makes surgery and several key steps easier to perform.

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