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JAMA Ophthalmology Clinical Challenge
July 30, 2020

A Woman With Intraocular Inflammation After Descemet Membrane Endothelial Keratoplasty

Author Affiliations
  • 1BronxCare Health System, Bronx, New York
  • 2Ophthalmic Consultants of Long Island, Garden City, New York
JAMA Ophthalmol. 2020;138(9):1000-1001. doi:10.1001/jamaophthalmol.2020.1337

An 81-year-old woman with systemic hypertension and atrial fibrillation underwent Descemet membrane endothelial keratoplasty (DMEK) for visual acuity of counting fingers because of postphacoemulsification bullous keratopathy with no prior episodes of inflammatory eye disease (Figure 1A). Her best-corrected visual acuity (BCVA) improved to 20/40 two weeks later, limited because of a preexisting corneal scar.

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