Significantly improved vision and faster recovery from surgery are achievable with a new cornea transplant technique called Descemet Membrane Endothelial Keratoplasty (DMEK).
In a DMEK, only the ultra-thin, innermost corneal layer (the Descemet membrane) is replaced. This reduces the chance of a patient rejecting the donor cornea tissue because there is much less implanted foreign donor material. DMEK suits patients with problems with the cornea’s back layer. Patients can typically obtain a vision of 20/20 or 20/25.