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Descemet's stripping automated endothelial keratoplasty for posterior polymorphous corneal dystrophy in an 8-month-old boy

Authors
Journal
Journal of American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
1091-8531
Publisher
Elsevier
Volume
17
Issue
1
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/j.jaapos.2012.09.009

Abstract

Descemet's stripping automated endothelial keratoplasty (DSAEK) has recently become the preferred treatment for corneal endothelial dystrophies in adults. We describe the case of an 8-month-old boy with congenital corneal epithelial edema due to posterior polymorphous corneal dystrophy who was treated successfully with bilateral DSAEK. This case shows that DSAEK is a treatment option for endothelial dysfunction secondary to posterior polymorphous corneal dystrophy even in very young patients.

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