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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 18-26

Step-by-step Descemet's membrane endothelial keratoplasty surgery

1 Department of Ophthalmology, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Keelung, Taiwan; Cornea Services, Devers Eye Institute, Portland, OR, USA
2 Cornea Services, Devers Eye Institute; Vision Research Laboratory, Lions VisionGift, Portland, OR, USA

Correspondence Address:
Prof. Mark A Terry
Devers Eye Institute, 1040 N.W. 22nd Ave., Suite 200, Portland, OR 97210
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/tjo.tjo_108_18

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With the success of Descemet's stripping automated endothelial keratoplasty (DSAEK) technique providing better outcomes in visual prognosis and theoretically lower rejection rate than penetrating keratoplasty, DSAEK dominated the realm of endothelial keratoplasty for the past decade. However, Descemet's membrane endothelial keratoplasty (DMEK) has become more and more popular worldwide due to its even lower rejection rate, faster visual recovery, better visual outcome, and lower long-term endothelial loss. In this article, we demonstrate the techniques and nuances of DMEK surgery in detail for corneal specialists who are beginning their DMEK surgeries.

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