Purpose: To describe the presence of an endothelial rejection line in immunological graft rejection after Descemet stripping automated endothelial keratoplasty (DSAEK). Methods: Case report. Results: A 77-year-old woman underwent DSAEK procedure of the left eye because of visual limiting bullous keratopathy. One week postoperatively, the donor lamella was partially detached and an additional air bubble was injected into the anterior chamber. Thereafter, complete adherence of the lamella was seen. Four months after surgery, vision deteriorated, and a transient immunological graft rejection episode with endothelial rejection line was seen. Conclusions: In contrast to other reports, an endothelial rejection line (Khodadoust line) can be seen during the endothelial rejection episode after DSAEK.

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Keywords DSAEK, Descemet stripping endothelial keratoplasty, Khodadoust line, aged, article, atropine, case report, chloramphenicol, clinical feature, cornea edema, dexamethasone, disease course, endothelial rejection, female, graft rejection, human, keratopathy, postoperative complication, postoperative period, prednisolone acetate, priority journal, visual acuity
Persistent URL dx.doi.org/10.1097/ICO.0b013e3181ec9080, hdl.handle.net/1765/22876
Journal Cornea: the journal of cornea and external disease
Saelens, I.E.Y, Bleyen, I, & van Rij, G. (2011). A posterior khodadoust line in a graft rejection episode after descemet stripping automated endothelial keratoplasty. Cornea: the journal of cornea and external disease, 30(2), 245–246. doi:10.1097/ICO.0b013e3181ec9080