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Descemet membrane endothelial keratoplasty versus descemet stripping automated endothelial keratoplasty.
DMEK provided faster and more complete visual rehabilitation when compared with DSAEK, however, there were no significant differences concerning endothelial cell survival within a 6-month follow-up. Expand
Corneal higher-order aberrations after Descemet's membrane endothelial keratoplasty.
Both DSAEK and PK exhibit increased posterior corneal HOAs even years after surgery, and best spectacle-corrected visual acuity (BSCVA) after DMEK was statistically significantly better than after DSAeK (P=0.001) and PK (P-005). Expand
Split cornea transplantation for 2 recipients: a new strategy to reduce corneal tissue cost and shortage.
Split use of donor corneal tissue for combined DALK and DMEK procedures in 2 recipients on the same surgery day is a promising strategy to reduce donor shortage and cost in corneals transplantation surgery in the future. Expand
Intensified Topical Steroids as Prophylaxis for Macular Edema After Posterior Lamellar Keratoplasty Combined With Cataract Surgery.
Early intensified postoperative topical steroid therapy constitutes an effective prophylactic treatment to reduce incidence of CME after triple-DMEK surgery. Expand
Ultrastructure of the posterior corneal stroma.
The findings did not provide any evidence for the existence of a distinctive acellular pre-Descemet's stromal layer in the human cornea, and the intrastromal cleavage plane after pneumodissection seems to be nonreproducibly determined by the intraindividually and interindividually variable distances of keratocytes to DesceMET's membrane. Expand
Immune reactions after modern lamellar (DALK, DSAEK, DMEK) versus conventional penetrating corneal transplantation
Currently used keratoplasty techniques, namely PK, DALK, DSAEK, and DMEK are described and an overview on corneal transplant immunology is given, with a specific focus on endothelial graft rejection. Expand
Split cornea transplantation for 2 recipients - review of the first 100 consecutive patients.
PURPOSE To evaluate the feasibility of split cornea transplantation for 2 recipients by combining deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty (DALK) and Descemet membrane endothelial keratoplasty (DMEK). Expand
Donor tissue culture conditions and outcome after descemet membrane endothelial keratoplasty.
It is suggested that donor tissue culture conditions have no significant effect on functional outcome, but may influence graft adhesion and rebubbling rate after Descemet membrane endothelial keratoplasty surgery. Expand
Promotion of graft survival by vascular endothelial growth factor a neutralization after high-risk corneal transplantation.
Blocking of VEGF-A after high-risk corneal transplantation may be a novel approach to improve graft survival and inhibits postoperative hemangiogenic, lymphangiogenesis, and recruitment of antigen-presenting cells and improves corneAL graft survival. Expand
Randomized Comparison of Topical Prednisolone Acetate 1% Versus Fluorometholone 0.1% in the First Year After Descemet Membrane Endothelial Keratoplasty
DMEK has a remarkably low rejection episode rate (<1% through 1 year), as confirmed in this prospective randomized study, and provides a unique opportunity to reduce postoperative topical corticosteroid strength and thereby reduce the risk of steroid-associated complications. Expand