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July 1983

Stripping of Descemet's Membrane Associated With Intraocular Lens Implantation

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Ophthalmology, Pacific Medical Center, San Francisco (Dr Vastine); the Department of Ophthalmology, University Eye and Ear Infirmary, Chicago (Drs Sugar and Weinberg); and the Ophthalmic Research Laboratory, Sharp Cabrillo Hospital, San Diego (Dr Binder). Dr Weinberg is now with the Medical College of Virginia, Richmond.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1983;101(7):1042-1045. doi:10.1001/archopht.1983.01040020044006

• Stripping of Descemet's membrane (DM) occurred during intraocular lens implantation in three patients. We repositioned and anchored DM with an intracameral air bubble and through-and-through No. 10-0 nylon sutures. The favorable visual results achieved in cases of large, scrolled, nonplanar detachments reinforce the advantage of surgical repositioning. Descemetopexy with reverse through-and-through sutures in a "closed system" is recommended.