Table 2

Univariable analysis of recipient, donor and surgery parameters for undergoing rebubbling after DMEK surgery

All consecutive performed DMEK (n=752)
Rebubbling rate (n=144) (%)OR95% CIP value
Recipient parameters
Age, years1.03 (per 1 unit)1.01 to 1.050.005
Sex1.020.71 to 1.470.91
Baseline IOP, mm Hg1.00 (per 1 unit)0.95 to 1.060.97
Baseline CCT, µm1.00 (per 1 unit)0.99 to 1.000.62
Indication, FED1.80.87 to 3.700.11
Indication, PBK1.210.39 to 3.740.74
Indication, graft failure0.650.25 to 1.700.34
Lens status, PPC1.120.75 to 1.820.49
Ocular comorbidities, except cataract0.740.40 to 1.30.29
Donor parameters
Age, years1.00 (per 1 unit)0.97 to 1.020.76
Sex0.880.60 to 1.280.5
Graft diameter, mm
 8.5191.160.67 to 2.010.59
 >8.5302.130.98 to 4.610.06
ECD, cells/mm2 1.00 (per 1 unit)0.99 to 1.000.61
Complicated graft preparation1.530.54 to 4.310.42
Surgery parameters
Surgical complication21.13 to 3.540.016
Diameter descemetorhexis, mm
 8.5190.730.44 to 1.190.2
 >8.5180.680.42 to 1.110.12
Recipient donor sex mismatch1.050.73 to 1.520.78
Surgery date after 20151.770.96 to 3.270.06
Triple procedure0.890.43 to 1.890.78
Phakic DMEK0.860.39 to 1.880.7
PPC vs phakic DMEK1.190.54 to 2.630.66
PPC vs triple DMEK1.140.54 to 2.420.72
PPC and triple DMEK vs phakic DMEK1.180.54 to 2.590.68
Eye undergoing surgery0.720.49 to 1.030.07
  • BCVA, best-corrected visual acuity; CCT, central cornea thickness; DMEK, Descemet membrane endothelial keratoplasty; ECD, endothelial cell density; FED, Fuchs endothelial dystrophy; IOP, intraocular pressure; PBK, pseudophakic bullous keratopathy; PPC, pseudophakic, posterior chamber.