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July 1967

Descemetopexy: Surgical Reattachment of Stripped Descemet's Membrane

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Ophthalmology, University of Illinois College of Medicine, Chicago. Dr. Sparks is presently serving in the US Public Health Service assigned to the State Board of Health, Madison, Wis.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1967;78(1):31-34. doi:10.1001/archopht.1967.00980030033006

Three instances are reported of extensive stripping of Descemet's membrane occurring during cataract extraction. The membrane was reattached by withdrawing aqueous and injecting air into the anterior chamber of the three eyes, and straightening the membrane with a cyclodialysis spatula in two of the eyes. Results were excellent in two eyes, fair in the third.

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