Persistent lamellar interface fluid with clear cornea after descemet stripping automated endothelial keratoplasty

Volkan Hurmeric, Jianhua Wang, George D. Kymionis, Sonia H. Yoo

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PURPOSE:: To describe clinical properties of a patient with persistent interface fluid syndrome and clear graft, 3.5 years after Descemet stripping automated endothelial keratoplasty (DSAEK). METHODS:: Case report. RESULTS:: A 69-year-old woman who had DSAEK in 2006 presented with a clear cornea (no corneal edema) and deep diffuse reticular haze in the right eye. Visual acuity was 20/40. Ultrahigh-resolution optical coherence tomography (UHR-OCT) imaging of the right eye demonstrated persistent interface fluid at the donor-recipient junction. The detachment between donor and recipient corneas was 70 μm at the center. There was no connection between the anterior chamber and the donor/recipient interface. CONCLUSIONS:: Despite the persistent detachment of the donor cornea, the recipient cornea can remain clear in persistent interface fluid syndrome after DSAEK.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1485-1487
Number of pages3
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 1 2011



  • Descemet stripping automated endothelial keratoplasty
  • persistent interface fluid syndrome
  • ultrahigh-resolution optical coherence tomography

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology

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