deep lamellar endothelial keratoplasty


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deep lamellar endothelial keratoplasty (DLEK),

surgical procedure whereby only the inner corneal layers are subject to transplantation.

deep la·mel·lar en·do·the·li·al ker·a·to·plas·ty

(DLEK) (dēp lă-mel'ăr en'dō-thē'lē-ăl ker'ă-tō-plas-tē)
A surgical procedure whereby only the inner corneal layers are subject to transplantation.

deep lamellar endothelial keratoplasty

Abbreviation: DLEK
Transplantation of the two innermost layers of the cornea, Descemet's membrane and the corneal endothelium, leaving the outer cornea layers intact.
See also: keratoplasty
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