Graft Survival in Descemet’s Stripping Automated Endothelial Keratoplasty (DSAEK)
Endothelial keratoplasty has become the treatment of choice in patients with endothelial corneal dysfunction. Descemet’s stripping automated endothelial keratoplasty (DSAEK) offers several advantages over penetrating keratoplasty (PK) including less intraoperative risk (especially of intraoperative expulsive suprachoroidal hemorrhage), better postoperative visual acuity outcomes, less ocular surface complications, and faster recovery. There is evidence that also DSAEK offers less immunologic graft rejection than PK  (Fig. 10.1 and Table 10.1).
KeywordsRejection Episode Corneal Edema Endothelial Cell Density Penetrate Keratoplasty Donor Cornea
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