The cornea showed a large central epithelial defect with underlying stromal infiltrate and Descemet
The visual abnormality is due to silver deposition in the Descemet
Further chapters cover the history of lamellar and penetrating keratoplasty, deep lamellar endothelial keratoplasty (DLEK), Descemet
's stripping automated endothelial keratoplasty (DSAEK), comparisons of the older form of sutureless transplantation to DSAEK, and future directions, including Descemet
membrane endothelial keratoplasty (DMEK).
The innovative technique, called descemet
membrane endothelial keratoplasty (DMEK), sees a single layer of cells the width of one tenth of a human hair transplanted onto the eye.
Table 1 Types of corneal dystrophies Epithelial and sub-epithelial dystrophies Bowman layer dystrophies Stromal dystrophies Descemet
membrane and endothelial dystrophies
The innovation - called descemet
membrane endothelial keratoplasty (DMEK) - saw him transplant a single layer of cells the width of one tenth of a human hair onto the eye of Farnley Tyas resident Joan Greenwood at Calderdale Royal Hospital.
As surgeons have moved away from full-thickness penetrating keratoplasty (PK), EK techniques have become increasingly precise, with a move to Descemet
-stripping endothelial keratoplalsty (DSEK or DSAEK) and Descemet
membrane endothelial keratoplasty (DMEK or DMAEK).