deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty (DALK)

Cellular therapy of the corneal stroma: Real approach or science fiction?The first human clinical trial to preliminarily evaluate the safety and efficacy of cellular therapy with mesenchymal stem cells for the corneal stroma has shown promise.
Bowman layer transplantation effective in advanced keratoconus
Bowman layer transplantation effective in advanced keratoconusIsolated Bowman layer transplantation can reduce and stabilize corneal ectasia in eyes with progressive advanced keratoconus, researchers said. “It flattens the cornea into a more normal position,” said Jack Parker, MD, a researcher at the Netherlands Institute for Innovative Ocular Surgery (NIIOS) in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. “It doesn’t give them perfect vision, but it keeps them from getting worse. It lets them to continue wearing their contact lenses.”
Performing femtosecond laser-assisted keratoplasty for keratoconusA retrospective study evaluating outcomes in patients with keratoconus found that when compared to femtosecond laser-enabled keratoplasty (FLEK), femtosecond laser deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty (FsDALK) had similar overall visual and refractive outcomes with a statistically significant lower overall graft rejection rate.
DALK explored as early approach to refractory acanthamoeba keratitisTherapeutic deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty performed early should be considered in cases of acanthamoeba keratitis refractory to medical therapy with substantial optical zone ulceration.
Use of Bowman layer implantation promising for advanced keratoconusResults were encouraging from patients in a small study group receiving Bowman layer implantations to treat advanced keratoconus.