Faster, Better Corneal Transplant

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...
August 23, 2013 12:00 pm

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.

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