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DSEKDescemet's Stripping Endothelial Keratoplasty (type of corneal transplant)
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They include the necessary instructional information on Descemet stripping endothelial keratoplasty (DSEK), Descemet membrane endothelial keratoplasty (DMEK), and pre-Descemet endothelial keratoplasty (PDEK).
Donor lenticules were prepared either manually in DSEK or by microkeratome in Descemet's stripping automated endothelial keratoplasty (DSAEK).
This textbook for corneal and anterior segment surgeons covers all endothelial keratoplasty procedures commonly used for corneal transplants such as DSEK, DMEK and DSAEK.
Recent studies suggest that near anatomic replacement of endothelial tissue (DMEK) produces improved visual acuity results compared to Descemet Stripping Endothelial Keratoplasty (DSEK).
The anterior recipient cornea has been proved to be the main source of haze after other EK techniques such as DSEK and deep lamellar endothelial keratoplasty [6, 29].
According to the study of Cheng et al .,[14] the femtosecond-assisted Descemet's stripping endothelial keratoplasty (DSEK) was not very favorable.
This is confirmed by the trend of declining penetrating keratoplasty (PK) procedures over the past decade to approximately 1500 cases per year with partial thickness treatments such as deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty (DALK) and Descemet's stripping endothelial keratoplasty (DSEK) rising to approximately 900 cases per year in the UK.
With advances in keratoplasty there is a move towards disease-specific procedures where the endothelial layers are grafted selectively, namely Descemet stripping endothelial keratoplasty (DSEK) (see Figures 3 and 4) when created manually, or referred to as Descemet stripping automated endothelial keratoplasty (DSAEK) when the graft is created by a mechanical microkeratome, or more recently Descemet membrane endothelial keratoplasty (DMEK) (see Figure 5 and 6).
(6) Price and Price made the endothelial keratoplasty more popular and it was known as Descemet's stripping endothelial keratoplasty (DSEK).
Furthermore, as of today, the rate of primary graft failure after DMEK seems lower if compared to DSEK [6-8].