Taiwan Journal of Ophthalmology

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2015  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 136--139

Occult Descemet’s membrane detachment after phacoemulsification surgery mimicking pseudophakic bullous keratopathy


Shih-Wen Wang, Sung-Huei Tseng 
 Department of Ophthalmology, National Cheng-Kung University Hospital, College of Medicine, National Cheng-Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan

Correspondence Address:
Sung-Huei Tseng
Department of Ophthalmology, National Cheng-Kung University Hospital, College of Medicine, National Cheng-Kung University, 138 Sheng-Li Road, Tainan
Taiwan

We herein report two cases of occult Descemet’s membrane detachment (DMD) after phacoemulsifi-cation surgery, which initially presented as persistent corneal edema and had been considered as pseudophakic bullous keratopathy. The patients were thus scheduled to receive corneal transplantation. For Case 1, DMD was incidentally detected by slit-lamp examination 2 months postoperatively, only when part of the cornea became clearer. For Case 2, anterior segment optical coherence tomography demonstrated extensive DMD, which had lasted 5 months after the operation. DMDs in both patients had been successfully attached after descemetopexy. Occult DMD should be suspected in patients with persistent severe corneal edema after phacoemulsification surgery. Corneal transplantation may be avoided by timely diagnosis and treatment of DMD.


How to cite this article:
Wang SW, Tseng SH. Occult Descemet’s membrane detachment after phacoemulsification surgery mimicking pseudophakic bullous keratopathy.Taiwan J Ophthalmol 2015;5:136-139


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Wang SW, Tseng SH. Occult Descemet’s membrane detachment after phacoemulsification surgery mimicking pseudophakic bullous keratopathy. Taiwan J Ophthalmol [serial online] 2015 [cited 2021 Oct 23 ];5:136-139
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