Impact of the radius of the injector system on the cell viability in descemet membrane endothelial keratoplasty: an ex vivo experimental study.

@article{Yoeruek2016ImpactOT,
  title={Impact of the radius of the injector system on the cell viability in descemet membrane endothelial keratoplasty: an ex vivo experimental study.},
  author={Efdal Yoeruek and Karl-Ulrich Bartz-Schmidt and Johanna M. Hofmann},
  journal={Acta ophthalmologica},
  year={2016},
  volume={94 1},
  pages={e1-5}
}
PURPOSE To evaluate the impact of the radius of the injector system on the viability of the endothelial cells in Descemet membrane endothelial keratoplasty (DMEK). METHODS Descemet membranes (DMs) of 30 corneoscleral rims were used in a paired design and divided into three groups (A, B, C). The right corneas were used as control (without shooting through the injector after DM preparation) and the left cornea for simulation of the implantation step (shooting through a glass injector of… CONTINUE READING