Table 1

Endothelial cell density after Descemet’s stripping automated endothelial keratoplasty (DSAEK)

The causes of bullous keratopathyEndothelial cell density (cells/mm2)
Baseline1 year3 years5 years
FECD2868
(2504–3325)
2044
(1303–2434)
1595
(655–2349)
1054
(504–2303)
(n=17)(n=17)(n=16)(n=16)
Non-FECD2937
(2306–3673)
1943
(500–2938)
1469
(454–2627)
1137
(348–2517)
(n=94)(n=93)(n=86)(n=82)
Glaucoma with bleb2978
(2519–3642)
1731
(800–2569)
1292
(529–2054)
756
(500–1082)
(n=19)(n=19)(n=13)(n=8)
Total2934
(2306–3673)
1925
(500–2938)
1467
(454–2627)
1096
(348–2517)
(n=130)(n=129)(n=115)(n=106)
  • Fuchs endothelial corneal dystrophy (FECD); non-FECD, laser iridotomy-induced bullous keratopathy (LI-BK), pseudophakic BK (PBK), aphakic BK (ABK), corneal endotheliitis, pseudoexfoliation keratopathy, iridocorneal endothelial syndrome, trauma-induced BK, BK after Sato-type anterior-posterior corneal refractive surgery and BK due to unknown causes; glaucoma with bleb, bullous keratopathy with history of trabeculectomy or tube-shunt surgery