of the descemet membrane
Photo by Professor Chua
This 75 year-old underwent
a difficult left phacoemulsification and implant because of poor surgical
view from pterygium and arcus cornealis. Post-operatively, he developed
corneal oedema secondary to descemet membrane strip. Attempt to reposition
the membrane was unsuccessful and at the last follow-up, the membrane could
be seen wrinkled up at the temporal side of the anterior chamber. A
penetrating keratoplasty is now arranged to restore the corneal clearity.
Corneal oedema secondary to iatrogenic
stripping of the descemet membrane.
Close-up view of the descemet