Ultrathin Descemet’s Stripping Automated Endothelial Keratoplasty with the Microkeratome Double-Pass Technique: Two-Year Outcomes – Corrected Proof

Purpose: To evaluate the outcomes and graft survival rates after ultrathin (UT) Descemet's stripping automated endothelial keratoplasty (DSAEK) using the microkeratome-assisted double-pass technique. Design: Prospective, consecutive, interventional case series. Participants: Patients with endothelial decompensation of various causes (Fuchs endothelial dystrophy, pseudophakic or aphakic bullous keratopathy, failed previous graft, herpetic endotheliitis, or buphthalmus; n = 285 grafts). Intervention: Donor preparation was performed using the microkeratome-assisted double-pass technique. Stripping of the Descemet's membrane was performed under air and the graft was delivered into the anterior chamber using the pull-through technique through a 3-mm clear-cornea incision using a modified Busin glide. Main Outcome (Read more...)

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