E-PDEK WITH PHACOEMULSIFICATION IN A FAILED PENETRATING KERATOPLASTY GRAFT
By Soosan Jacob, MS, FRCS, DNB
Dr. Jacob demonstrates her technique, endoilluminator-assisted pre-Descemet endothelial keratoplasty (E-PDEK) with phacoemulsification, in a patient with a failed penetrating keratoplasty graft with early cataractous changes. E-PDEK involves the transplantation of Descemet membrane, the endothelium, and the Dua layer, does not require advanced equipment, and results in early visual rehabilitation without interface changes. The grafts, which can be harvested in donor eyes of all age groups, are resilient and resistant to accidental tears.
SURGICAL TECHNIQUES FOR IMPLANTING AN ARTIFICIAL IRIS
By Adirana Bratu, MD; Cesare Forlini, MD; Matteo Forlini, MD; and Paolo Rossini, MD
Drs. Bratu, Forlini, Forlini, and Rossini present case reports illustrating their surgical strategies using an artificial iris in posttraumatic bulbar reconstruction.
REMOVAL OF AN INTRAOCULAR FOREIGN BODY
By Gurkan Erdogan, MD
Dr. Erdogan removes a wire-shaped intraocular metallic foreign body that is lodged into the eye and extends into the vitreous cavity.
TORIC VISIAN ICL IMPLANTATION
By A. John Kanellopoulos, MD
Dr. Kanellopoulos implants a Toric Visian ICL (STAAR Surgical) with the Verion Image Guided System (Alcon) in a patient with high myopia and high astigmatism.