Cornea 2021 Dec 23. Epub 2021 Dec 23.
Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA; Dicle University, Diyarbakır, Turkey; Biostatistics Consulting Core, Vickie and Jack Farber Vision Research Center, Wills Eye Hospital, Philadelphia, PA; and Cornea Service, Wills Eye Hospital, Philadelphia, PA.
Background/purpose: The purpose of this study was to analyze Descemet stripping endothelial keratoplasty (DSEK) outcomes and develop a nomogram to compute the probability of 3- and 5-year DSEK graft survival based on risk factors.
Study Design/methods: The medical records of 794 DSEK procedures between January 1, 2008, and August 1, 2019, were retrospectively reviewed to identify 37 variables. We also evaluated for the presence of corneal graft failure, defined as irreversible and visually significant graft edema, haze, or scarring. Read More