DSAEK more cost-effective than PK

Descemet’s stripping automated endothelial keratoplasty was found to be better than penetrating keratoplasty in terms of cost-effectiveness and utility benefits in treating corneal endothelial disease, according to a study.The retrospective study analyzed the cost-effectiveness of each technique through calculations of probable outcomes and complications based on published peer-reviewed literature. The analysis was administered from a third-party payer perspective over a 5-year time frame, the study authors said.

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