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22.02.2021 | Original Paper

Evaluating the safety and efficacy of compression sutures with intracameral perfluoropropane (C3F8) in the management of acute corneal hydrops

Zeitschrift:
International Ophthalmology
Autoren:
Vishal Vohra, Rohit Shetty, Edwin James, Gairik Kundu, Sharon D’Souza
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Abstract

Background

To evaluate the safety and efficacy of using corneal compression sutures with intracameral perfluoropropane (C3F8) in patients presenting with acute corneal hydrops in ectatic disorders.

Methods

A retrospective analysis was done for 43 eyes of patients of acute corneal hydrops, managed using a combination of intracameral 14% C3F8 and full-thickness compression sutures. Time for resolution of edema, corneal thickness (CT) change on anterior segment ocular coherence tomography (ASOCT), and visual outcomes were assessed.

Results

Corneal edema resolved with a mean duration of 14.8 ± 3.5 days (range 10–21). The mean CT on ASOCT decreased from a mean of 1437 µm (689–2770 µm) preoperatively to 543 µm (434 –66 µm) on the complete resolution of corneal edema.

Conclusion

Our results suggest that full-thickness compression sutures and intracameral C3F8 injection can restore the imperviousness of posterior stroma. This technique appears to be a safe and effective technique for faster resolution of corneal edema post hydrops.

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