The Ophthalmology Unit,  Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS), Kuching, Sarawak.

The Ophthalmology Department, Sarawak General Hospital, Kuching, Sarawak, East Malaysia.



Iatrogenic stripping of the descemet membrane

Photo by Professor Chua chung Nen

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 membrane.

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