The Ongoing Evolution of Endothelial Keratoplast

Oct 14, 2009

According to the Review of OphthalmologyRefinements in tools and technique are leading to better outcomes, fewer complications and promising new versions of the surgery.

According to the Review of OphthalmologyRefinements in tools and technique are leading to better outcomes, fewer complications and promising new versions of the surgery.

Endothelial keratoplasty has evolved dramatically in recent years, and it continues to do so. Each new iteration promises less trauma for the diseased eye and graft tissue, along with better visual outcomes; yet each advance is also sufficiently complex that it requires years of refinement before achieving widespread use. Here, several experts in current and upcoming variations on endothelial keratoplasty-especially Descemet’s Stripping Endothelial Keratoplasty and its partially automated variation, DSAEK-share their latest insights, experience and thoughts about what lies ahead. Read full article

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