Cornea Surgery

Complications

Intraoperative Complications (N = 449)

2021

The only intraoperative complications among 449 corneal surgery patients in 2021 was a case of vitreous prolapse. Most patients (99.8%) had no complications.

Postoperative Complications (N = 449)

2021

DMEK = Descemet membrane endothelial keratoplasty

At 3 to 12 months, the postoperative complication rate was 3.8% among the 449 corneal surgery patients. These included 8 cases of graft dislocation in DMEK surgeries that were all resolved within 4 to 6 weeks postoperatively. The other complications included five cases of graft failure, and 2 cases each of persistent epithelial defect, dislocated lens, and wound dehiscence. Most patients (95.8%) had no complications.