Case ReportLong-term Corneal Clarity After Spontaneous Repair of an Iatrogenic Descemetorhexis in a Patient With Fuchs DystrophyKoenig, Steven B. MDAuthor Information Department of Ophthalmology, Froedtert and Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI. Reprints: Steven B. Koenig, Department of Ophthalmology, Froedtert and Medical College of Wisconsin, 925N. 87th St, Milwaukee, WI 53226 (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org). Supported by a grant from Research to Prevent Blindness, Inc. The author states that he has no proprietary interest in the products named in this article. Received December 19, 2012 Accepted January 17, 2013 Cornea: June 2013 - Volume 32 - Issue 6 - p 886-888 doi: 10.1097/ICO.0b013e3182886aaa Buy Metrics Abstract Purpose: To report a case of long-term corneal clarity after spontaneous resolution of corneal edema associated with iatrogenic endothelial trauma in a patient with Fuchs dystrophy. Methods: Retrospective case report. Results: An 84-year-old woman with Fuchs dystrophy experienced an iatrogenic descemetorhexis during complicated phacoemulsification. Despite marked early postoperative corneal edema, she experienced spontaneous clearing of her cornea within 4 months with eventual reendothelialization of the central defect. She maintained excellent visual acuity for 16 years with no evidence of recurrent corneal edema. Conclusions: Self-repair of a descemetorhexis and long-term corneal clarity may occur in eyes with underlying endothelial dystrophy. Copyright © 2013 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.