Placoid choroidopathy after bilateral uncomplicated descemet's membrane endothelial keratoplasty Academic Article uri icon


MeSH Major

  • Retinal Diseases
  • Vitreous Body


  • © 2020 The Authors Purpose: To describe a case of bilateral, sequential placoid choroidopathy following uncomplicated Descemet's membrane endothelial keratoplasty (DMEK). Observations: A 49-year old woman presented with flashing lights and central visual field scotomas after undergoing uncomplicated DMEK combined with cataract surgery for Fuch's endothelial dystrophy in the right eye. She was found to have placoid choroidopathy responsive to systemic steroids and for which a comprehensive work-up was unrevealing. Three and a half months later, she underwent DMEK surgery in the fellow eye and again developed placoid choroidopathy in the operated eye. Work-up was again unrevealing and the lesion followed a similar course to the first eye on systemic steroids. Over the course of seven (right eye) and three and a half months (left eye) of follow-up, the uncorrected visual acuity was 20/20 bilaterally and the retinal lesions had modestly improved. Conclusions and Importance: We report a case of placoid choroidopathy following uncomplicated DMEK combined with cataract surgery in both eyes of a single patient. This case expands upon the reported complications following DMEK surgery and suggests a need to remain aware of posterior segment complications following endothelial keratoplasty.

publication date

  • March 2020



  • Academic Article


Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.ajoc.2020.100610

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