2012-19: Difference in visual acuity, survival outcome and complications in 3 different corneal transplantation techniques used to treat Fuchs’ endothelial dystrophy (FED).
The data collected by the NTS/NOTR Cornea are intended to track the transplanted cornea’s. The objectives of the NTS/NOTR Cornea Registry are to characterize the ‘corneal transplant’ population as a whole, and to keep record of the follow-up with respect to visual function, complications and survival. Regular FU timepoints are 3, 6, 12, 24, 36 months and 5,10, 15 years postoperative.Purpose of this study is to compare outcome of different transplantation techniques used with Fuchs' endothelial dystrophy with respect visual acuity, survival and complications. This retrospective, (clinical) epidemiological study will be a based on data collected from the NTS/NOTR, the national database for follow-up of corneal transplants. Patients with FED or pseudophakic bullous keratopathy who have received a corneal transplant will be included. It is anticipated that for each of the three transplantation techniques data of 90 patients can be retrieved from the registry.