Patients With Fuchs and Cataract: Staged or Combined Procedures?
The patient with Fuchs corneal endothelial dystrophy (FCED) and current or potential need for cataract surgery poses several questions for the ophthalmologist. (1) Is the patient's vision impaired by FCED, cataract, or both? (2) If both, should the corneal and cataract surgeries take place in separate or combined sessions? (3) And if only FCED is currently affecting vision, should the lens be removed prophylactically?
In the video above, Mark S. Gorovoy, MD, performs a Descemet stripping automated endothelial keratoplasty as a single procedure in a patient with FCED.