Inclusion criteria were lamellae that met the definition of conventional DSAEK
. Our interest was focused on conventional DSAEK
because it is the most widely used method of endothelial keratoplasty that has also been performed in our eye bank.
Several studies have reported on the outcome from DSAEK
procedures in patients with prior glaucoma filtering surgeries [3-7,14-16].
Risk factors for graft failure in DSAEK
after failed PKP have also started to become a focus of many researchers.
The 126 consecutive eyes with endothelial failure of 120 patients, who had corneal endothelial decompensation and underwent femtosecond-assisted DSAEK
using the VisuMax femtosecond laser system in the Department of Ophthalmology, Peking University 3rd Hospital, were included in the study.
A number of studies have demonstrated a positive correlation between GT and postoperative visual acuity after DSAEK
[8-10], whereas others have not provided supporting data for this hypothesis [11-13].
Visual recovery after DSAEK
is usually fairly rapid.
, due to the more rapid rehabilitation, is an alternative to penetrating keratoplasty in the treatment of endothelial diseases despite the steep learning curve and different complications.
The subjects in this study underwent DSAEK
in the Rotterdam Eye Hospital (REH).
As part of this study, the implementation of new endothelial keratoplasty techniques (DMEK and DSAEK
) in a large keratoplasty cohort was evaluated.
On the other hand, ultrathin sheets of human corneal endothelial cells have been transplanted with DSAEK
devices in animal models.
De Miguel, "Comparison of corneal haze and visual outcome in primary DSAEK
following failed DMEK," Graefe's Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology, vol.
Descemet stripped automated endothelial keratoplasty (DSAEK
) has become the preferred method of treating endothelial dysfunction, after penetrating keratoplasty (PKP) had long been the gold standard for treatment due to its limitations including delayed visual recovery, unpredictable refractive changes, ocular surface complications, and the risk of losing the eye to suprachoroidal hemorrhage.