Descemet’s membrane

Three reasons for adopting DMEK in routine EK casesUsing the Descemet’s membrane endothelial keratoplasty (DMEK) procedure can produce better visual results and lower risk of rejection than using the previous methods (DLEK and DSAEK). The method has become easier to learn and use than in the past, and should be considered as the primary EK procedure for most routine cases of endothelial failure.
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.”
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%.
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.
Transplantation procedure new step in evolution of endothelial keratoplastyPre-Descemet’s endothelial keratoplasty is a new corneal transplantation technique using a graft consisting of the pre-Descemet’s layer (Dua’s layer), Descemet’s membrane, and endothelium.