Management of Descemet's membrane detachment

Ehud I. Assia*, Hana Levkovich-Verbin, Michael Blumenthal

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Detachment of Descemet's membrane is a rare but serious complication of cataract surgery. Most surgeons attempt to reposition the membrane by injecting air, slow-reabsorbing gases, or viscoelastic substances into the anterior chamber. We describe five cases of subtotal detachment without rolled scroll. These cases recovered spontaneously after two to three months. We believe that conservative treatment in such cases is indicated and has a good a chance of favorable outcome.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)714-717
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1995
Externally publishedYes


  • Descemet's membrane detachment
  • cataract surgery


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