Corneal Grafts Using DMEK Have Greater Survival Than DSEK Grafts

March 29, 2012

Ophthalmology: Grafts using the DMEK technique (only transplanting Descemet’s membrane) had a lower graft failure rate (1% vs. 12% at 2 years) than DSEK (which includes a little stroma). At this rate, and with articles showing that eyes can clear up with no graft at all ( see last month’s post here at EyeDocNews), we’ll be grafting nothing but air in no time. Too bad these techniques are so difficult to learn, but I am sure, just like with phaco, the technology will get better and make things easier.




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