Etiopathogenesis and Therapy of Epithelial Ingrowth after Descemet's Stripping Automated Endothelial Keratoplasty

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Descemet's stripping endothelial keratoplasty is an emerging technique finalized to treat endothelial dysfunction replacing only the pathological portion of cornea. The advent of any new technique puts us in front of new complications. The epithelial ingrowth is a well-known complication already studied in case of ocular trauma and more recently in refractive surgery. This job analyzed the potential etiopathogenesis of epithelial ingrowth after DSAEK, reviewing the cases described in literature, and suggests the potential therapy.




Semeraro, F., Di Salvatore, A., Bova, A., & Forbice, E. (2014). Etiopathogenesis and Therapy of Epithelial Ingrowth after Descemet’s Stripping Automated Endothelial Keratoplasty. BioMed Research International. Hindawi Publishing Corporation.

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