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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

International Ophthalmology
Vishal Vohra, Rohit Shetty, Edwin James, Gairik Kundu, Sharon D’Souza
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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.


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.


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.


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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