Cornea Surgery


Intraoperative Complications (N = 528)


The only intraoperative complications among 528 corneal surgery patients in 2022 were 3 cases of folds in graft and a case each of lens trauma and iris trauma. Most patients (99%) had no complications.

Postoperative Complications (N = 538)


DMEK = Descemet membrane endothelial keratoplasty

DSAEK = Descemet stripping automated endothelial keratoplasty

At 3 to 12 months, the postoperative complication rate was 4.7% among the 528 corneal surgery patients. These included 5 cases of graft dislocation in DMEK surgeries and 3 cases in DSAEK surgeries that were all resolved within 4 to 6 weeks postoperatively. The other complications included six cases of graft failure, four cases of wound revision, two cases of wound leak and 5 cases in the other category. The other category includes a case each of persistent epithelial defect, dislocated lens, additional surgery, vitreous hemorrhage and choroidal hemorrhage. Most patients (95.3%) had no complications.