Cornea Surgery

Complications

Intraoperative Complications

2018

The only intraoperative complications among 282 corneal surgery patients in 2018 were 1 case each of vitreous prolapse, malignant glaucoma, and fibrin in anterior chamber. Most patients (98.8%) had no complications.

Postoperative Complications

2018

DMEK = Descemet membrane endothelial keratoplasty, DSAEK = Descemet stripping automated endothelial keratoplasty

At 3 to 12 months, the postoperative complication rate was 8.5% among the 282 corneal surgery patients. These included 11 cases of graft dislocation in DMEK and 2 cases in DSAEK surgeries that were all resolved within 4 to 6 weeks postoperatively. The other complications included 5 cases of persistent epithelial defect, 3 wound revisions, 2 perforated corneal ulcers, and a failed DSAEK. Most patients (91.5%) had no complications.