A man in his early 80s underwent penetrating keratoplasty for leucomatous corneal opacity in his left eye. Postoperative slitlamp biomicroscopy results revealed a clear corneal graft with a retrocorneal membrane that could be traced clearly up to the graft-host junction (Figure, A). A clinical diagnosis of a detached Descemet layer of the donor graft was made. Anterior segment optical coherence tomography results revealed a hyperreflective linear undulating structure in the anterior chamber that was in continuation with the posterior lips of the host cornea (Figure, B). This was suggestive of a retained host Descemet membrane that might have resulted from an incomplete trephination of the host cornea. The patient was kept under observation, as the graft was clear.
Jinagal J, Gupta PC, Ram J. Double Descemet Membrane. JAMA Ophthalmol. Published online August 01, 2017135(8):e171449. doi:10.1001/jamaophthalmol.2017.1449
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