DSEK Can Work After PK

November 10, 2011

Ophthalmology: Instead of a repeat corneal transplant, surgeon performed DSEK. Overall graft survival was quite high (74% after 4 years), but was lower if there was pre-existing glaucoma with a shunt ( 96% vs. 22% at four years). When the steep learning curve can be overcome, and this procedure becomes more widely available, and considering the good progress in artifical corneas, it would seem the days of PK are almost over.




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