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Fig. 2.12 Scleral secured lens positioned more posteriorly behind ciliary sulcus. (a) Note position

of lens with large space between the iris and lens. As air fills the anterior chamber, the direction of

air expansion leads to air egress behind the iris. (b) As additional air is injected, air enters behind

the lens as well and posterior pressure develops, pupillary block results, forcing air out of wounds

in the cornea and the chamber collapses. (c) A cannula on a syringe must be passed behind the iris

to aspirate air. (d) Separation of the anterior and posterior portions of the bubble results and the

pupil block is broken. Once the block is broken, air can be re-injected slowly and ideally will allow

posterior movement of the iris against the lens to allow fill of the anterior chamber with air and

positioning of the graft

When very large iris defects are present that cannot be closed, dislocation of the

graft into the posterior chamber can occur and will likely lead to significant morbidity [47, 48]. One maneuver that can be particularly helpful in these situations is the

placement of a “Stay suture” to secure the graft. Such a suture can secure a graft

both intraoperatively as well as in the early postoperative period when graft dislocation may still occur (Fig. 2.13). Such a technique is especially crucial in cases

performed in the setting of previous glaucoma procedures, where postoperative

hypotony might be expected and a higher risk of postoperative graft dislocation

might be anticipated.

When performing EK in the setting of an eye that has had a dislocated lens, the

corneal surgeon must decide which EK procedure (DSEK/DSAEK or DMEK)


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Fig. 2.13 A 72-year-old male with history of multiple surgeries including traumatic cataract surgery

resulting in 300° of iris loss and placement of an anterior chamber lens, vitrectomy, two tube shunts

and a failed PK graft. (a) A “stay suture” is performed by first passing one arm of a 10-0 prolene

suture peripheral to the failed PK graft. (b) The second arm of the suture is passed through the

DSAEK graft. (c) This arm of the suture is then passed through the inner edge of the failed PK graft

radial to the first pass. (d) The graft is then folded and grasped with insertion forceps. (e) The graft

is then inserted into the eye. (f) The graft is then unfolded and positioned with air. The suture can then

be tied and the knot rotated internally. With this method, the graft is secure at all times, both intraoperatively and postoperatively, avoiding any risk of graft dislocation into the posterior chamber


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should be performed. DMEK has recently gained greater popularity due to superior

vision results and a possible decrease in rejection rates when compared to DSAEK

[49–51]. However, many argue that due to the technical challenges of manipulating

a DMEK graft, this surgery should be avoided in complex eyes, specifically those

with deep anterior chambers [2]. Currently, there is not a consensus among surgeons. However, there is recent evidence of good results with DMEK in the setting

of glued IOLs [3]. Until a surgeon is very comfortable with the DMEK technique,

after performing this procedure in more anatomically “normal” eyes where the procedure is more straightforward, it is reasonable to continue performing DSEK/

DSAEK as very good results can be achieved with this surgery in complex eyes.

Ultimately, while the complex situations outlined in this chapter may lead to very

challenging surgeries, the outcomes are generally excellent. Anterior segment/cornea specialists have the opportunity to greatly improve both the comfort and quality

of vision of our patients and, consequentially, the quality of life of these often very

grateful individuals.


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Chapter 3

Endothelial Keratoplasty in Eyes

with Glaucoma

Mark Gorovoy






Bubble Management

Pupillary Block Glaucoma

3.3.1 Prevention

3.3.2 Inferior Iridotomy

3.4 Eyes with Tube Shunts

3.5 Eyes with Filtering Blebs

3.6 Conclusion













EK has become the standard of care for corneas with endothelial failure, most

commonly Fuchs’, phakic or aphakic bullous keratopathy, failed PK, and the ICE

syndromes [1–8]. EK now consists of two main procedures, DSAEK and DMEK

(Figs. 3.1 and 3.2). Each procedure replaces the diseased endothelium without surface trephinations, avoiding all the pitfalls of PK. DSAEK donors are comprised of

a layer of donor stroma (approximately 125 μm) as a carrier for the donor endothelium while DMEK is pure Descemet’s membrane and endothelium (15 μm). The

difference in the donor’s thickness makes the two procedures surgically distinct, but

the underlying principles between them are the same. The goal is donor adherence

onto the host’s inner surface, thereby creating a new functioning endothelium. This

is accomplished with an air bubble (or gas) to tamponade the donor into position.

Electronic supplementary material: The online version of this chapter (doi:10.1007/978-81322-2821-9_3) contains supplementary material, which is available to authorized users.

M. Gorovoy, MD

Department of Ophthalmology, University of California,

12381 S Cleveland Ave Ste 300, Fort Myers, FL 33907, USA

e-mail: mgorovoy@gorovoyeye.com

© Springer India 2016

S. Jacob (ed.), Mastering Endothelial Keratoplasty,

DOI 10.1007/978-81-322-2821-9_3




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Bubble Management

The nuances of bubble management are crucial to both the success and safety of the

procedure. Avoiding donor dislocation (not enough bubble) and acute pupillary

block glaucoma (too much bubble) are the two ends of the complication spectrum.

Eyes with preexisting glaucoma exacerbate this conundrum.





Fig. 3.1 DSAEK – (a) The cornea has been marked with a blunt trephine. An inferior YAG PI

may be done in the preoperative period; (b) The host Descemet’s membrane is scored all along; (c)

The I/A probe is used to strip the Descemet’s membrane; (d) Venting incisions are made; (e) The

DSAEK graft is folded with forceps; (f) The graft is inserted into the AC; (g) It is unrolled; (h) The

graft is floated up into the AC and interface fluid is removed through the venting incisions as well

as by steamrolling


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Fig. 3.1 (continued)

While the bubble principles are very similar between DSAEK and DMEK, there

are some differences. DSAEK requires a “higher IOP” bubbling initially while

DMEK requires a longer acting bubble that can be less “tight.” DSAEK adherence

is quick, maybe only hours and is almost always 100 % attached or 100 % dislocated. DMEK adherence, on the other hand, can be tenuous for several days up to

weeks and if detached, almost always is only partially detached, rarely ever totally

detached. Supine postoperative positioning is not required for DSAEK after the

initial full bubble period (1 h in my technique) but is recommended for 3 days intermittently for DMEK. This recognizes the different adherent patterns between the

two procedures.



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Pupillary Block Glaucoma

Both procedures leave a sizeable air bubble (I do not use SF6 gas) for up to 3 days

and it is imperative that this bubble avoids pupillary block (Fig. 3.3a, b). This is a

totally preventable complication that can result in devastating permanent deficits to

both the optic nerve and anterior segment anatomy. While bubbling is necessary for

donor adherence, it should never be at the expense of permanent visual loss associated with bubble-induced acute pupillary block. Management of the bubble is even

more critical in eyes with preexisting glaucoma and bubble management modifications are necessary to reduce donor dislocations, but at the same time ensure safety.





Fig. 3.2 DMEK – (a) The host Descemet’s membrane is scored; (b) The I/A probe is used to strip

the Descemet’s membrane; (c) The DMEK graft is injected with an MIL injector and the section is

closed; (d) The graft is seen lying partially unrolled; (e) The graft is opened further; (f) The graft

is fully unrolled; (g) Air bubble is injected under the graft; (h) The graft is floated up against the

host stroma by injecting more air


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Fig. 3.2 (continued)



Fig. 3.3 (a) Pupillary block with iris pushed forward and a flat AC in the inferior quadrant; (b) A

uniformly formed AC after relieving the pupillary block


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The risk of further glaucoma loss can never be zero with the required bubbles in

eyes without preexisting glaucoma, but it has been my experience when the bubbleinduced elevated IOP is limited to only brief periods in the 1–2 h range, it is rare to

see further damage. That is not the case with poor bubble management that results

in prolonged acute IOP elevations secondary to angle closure.



My present standard bubble techniques for both DSAEK and DMEK start with

preop miotics (pilocarpine 2 %) 1 h prior to the procedure. An inferior iridotomy

with the YAG laser is then performed. In eyes with very opaque corneas, a surgical

inferior iridectomy is made instead during the procedure (Fig. 3.4a, b). The only

exception to the inferior iris opening is eyes with functioning shunts. Eyes with filtering blebs are treated just like non-glaucomatous eyes and receive the inferior iris

laser or surgical opening. The rationale for pupillary miosis is to eliminate the risk

of the residual bubble in the first 24–48 h from migrating thru the pupil to the posterior chamber causing not a pupillary block but a partial iris bombe with severe

secondary pressure rises. Eyes that cannot be constricted run this risk and I instruct



Fig. 3.4 (a) Air bubble in AC occluding pupil and blocking circulation of aqueous; (b) Inferior

iridectomy prevents pupillary block by allowing circulation of aqueous (Image Courtesy Dr.

Soosan Jacob, Dr. Agarwal’s Eye Hospital, Chennai, India)

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