Articles: PDF OnlyFellow eyes in aphakic and pseudophakic bullous keratopathyInsler, Michael S. M.D., J.D.*; Robbins, Richard G. M.D.Author Information Louisiana State University Medical Center School of Medicine, LSU Eye Center, New Orleans, Louisiana. *Reprint requests to Michael S. Insler, M.D., LSU Eye Center, 2020 Gravier Street, Suite B, New Orleans, Louisiana 70112-2234. Journal of Cataract & Refractive Surgery: January 1990 - Volume 16 - Issue 1 - p 92-95 doi: 10.1016/S0886-3350(13)80881-4 Free Metrics Abstract We studied the contralateral eye of ten consecutive patients in whom corneal decompensation had occurred following cataract extraction to detect the beginnings of any corneal disease in that eye. Patients with a previous history of surgery, trauma, or ocular disease were excluded. In the study group, the mean endothelial cell count was 1,852 cells/mm2 and the central corneal thickness was 0.572 mm. A comparable group of control eyes with cataracts demonstrated a mean endothelial cell count of 2,446 cells/mm2 and central pachymetry of 0.514 mm. Patients with corneal edema following cataract extraction should be carefully evaluated for the presence of endothelial dysfunction in the opposite eye. © Williams & Wilkins 1990. All Rights Reserved.