Descemet Membrane Endothelial Keratoplasty (DMEK)

Combined cataract/EK surgery may require modifications to techniqueCataract surgery in eyes undergoing simultaneous endothelial keratoplasty requires several modifications in techniques.
DSEK or DMEK? Choosing the best for patients with corneal edemaCareful consideration must be given to the timing and choice of surgery in eyes with corneal edema.
Fungal infections after keratoplasty on upswingPost-keratoplasty fungal infections are becoming increasing more common, and the risk is significantly higher after DSEK compared with PK.
Re-bubbling risk: Intraop issues more significant than donor characteristicsIn an analysis of 340 cases of Descemet membrane endothelial keratoplasty with a standardized technique by both experienced and novice surgeons, the re-bubbling rate was 10.6%.
Fewer tears for SCUBA than Muraine in DMEK graft prepThe submerged cornea using backgrounds away (SCUBA) peeling technique may be more effective than the newer Muraine technique for preparing endothelial donor grafts for Descemet membrane endothelial keratoplasty (DMEK).
Report: History of diabetes in donor raises risk of DMEK graft preparation failureResults from a retrospective, nonrandomized study show a strong association between donor history of diabetes and Descemet membrane endothelial keratoplasty (DMEK) graft preparation failure, said Mark A. Greiner, MD.
DMEK outcomes favorable after mid-term duration of follow-upFindings from a mid-term evaluation of the first Descemet Membrane Endothelial Keratoplasty (DMEK) cohort show that the procedure results in a near complete visual recovery that is achieved at 6 months and seems to remain stable for at least up to 6 years, said Fook Chang Lam, MD.