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Graft Thickness and Its Relationship to Visual Outcome in Endothelial Keratoplasty

  • Deepinder K. Dhaliwal
  • Amr M. Kouchouk
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Abstract

Descemet’s stripping automated endothelial keratoplasty (DSAEK) is the most popular technique to replace diseased endothelium [1]. In this procedure, donor Descemet’s membrane and endothelium along with a thin layer of deep stroma is juxtaposed to host cornea that is stripped of Descemet’s membrane. Visual outcome is quite good, but not all patients can achieve 20/20 BSCVA. A stromal interface is created between recipient stroma and donor tissue. Some believe this interface is responsible for suboptimal visual results obtained in a percentage of patients undergoing this type of surgery (Fig. 12.1) [2–4].

Keywords

Visual Outcome Prospective Case Series Corrected Distance Visual Acuity Endothelial Keratoplasty Refractive Outcome 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of Pittsburgh School of MedicinePittsburghUSA
  2. 2.University of Pittsburgh Medical CenterPittsburghUSA

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