Histopathology of a retrocorneal membrane after Descemet membrane endothelial keratoplasty: a case report

Tarek Bayyoud, Jens Martin Rohrbach, Karl Ulrich Bartz-Schmidt, Sebastian Thaler
2019 Journal of Medical Case Reports  
We report the first histopathologically proven occurrence of a retrocorneal membrane after Descemet's membrane endothelial keratoplasty. Case presentation: A white Caucasian 76-year-old woman received penetrating keratoplasty on her right eye 2 years after Descemet's membrane endothelial keratoplasty surgery with combined cataract extraction and intraocular lens implantation for Fuchs' endothelial corneal dystrophy due to an allograft rejection with ensuing graft failure. Her preoperative
more » ... preoperative vision was counting fingers (20/2000) caused by immunological debris, corneal edema, and secondary membrane formation. Her postoperative vision at 3 months was 20/125. The histopathological evaluation showed a membranous structure overlying the denuded Descemet membrane. Conclusions: We report a case of a histopathologically proven retrocorneal membrane after Descemet's membrane endothelial keratoplasty surgery.
doi:10.1186/s13256-018-1960-0 fatcat:a27fad6g3ra2ph3x5vzthkljka