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Case Reports in Ophthalmological Medicine
Volume 2012, Article ID 474795, 3 pages
Case Report

Histopathological Findings after Descemet's Stripping Automated Endothelial Keratoplasty for the Management of Descemet's Membrane Breaks Secondary to Obstetrical Forceps Injury

Department of Ophthalmology, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, 900 NW 17th St., Miami, FL 33136, USA

Received 3 March 2012; Accepted 27 May 2012

Academic Editors: H. Atilla and H. Y. Chen

Copyright © 2012 Luis J. Haddock et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Case of a 39 y/o male patient that presented due to decreased vision and pain in the left eye secondary to corneal edema related to vertical Descemet's membrane breaks. The patient's past medical history was remarkable for a complicated vaginal delivery with the use of obstetrical forceps and presumed obstetrical forceps corneal injury. Herein, we demonstrate for the first time the use of descemet's stripping automated endothelial keratoplasty (DSAEK) in the management of this complication and for the first time show histologically the area of prior descemet's membrane break in the submitted stripped descemet's membrane.