endothelial keratoplasty

Infections with EK procedures risingDescemet’s stripping automated endothelial keratoplasty (DSAEK) appears to have a higher risk of postoperative fungal infections (predominantly Candida) when compared to penetrating keratoplasty (PK).
Combined cataract/EK surgery may require modifications to techniqueCataract surgery in eyes undergoing simultaneous endothelial keratoplasty requires several modifications in techniques.
Re-bubbling cases show a higher endothelial cell loss post-DMEKAnalyses of data from 293 eyes undergoing uncomplicated Descemet membrane endothelial keratoplasty (DMEK) show that endothelial cell loss is greater in eyes that undergo a single re-bubbling for graft separation. The study, however, does not establish a causal association.
Endothelial keratoplasty on the rise in northwestern ItalyEndothelial keratoplasty has become increasingly common in northwestern Italy, paralleling a rise in the demand for corneal surgery, researchers said.
Graft failure: Techniques for best outcomes the second time aroundWhen a graft fails, surgeons have three factors to consider: the reason for the graft failure, the chances of success with a second surgery, and what has to be done differently to ensure the success of a new graft, said Francis Price Jr., MD.
When it comes to lamellar surgery, a bevy of optionsWith the influx of numerous endothelial keratoplasty procedures, only 15% of corneal transplants last year were penetrating keratoplasty (PK), said Donald T.H. Tan, MD, Singapore.
Endothelial keratoplasty: Interplay of glaucoma, corneal surgeryEndothelial keratoplasty makes it easier to follow patients with glaucoma and lowers the risk of ocular surface disease.