Lessons in Corneal Structure and Mechanics to Guide the Corneal Surgeon

In this issue of Ophthalmology, 2 articles examine the anatomic features that largely determine the corneal tissue response in the performance of 2 evolving corneal transplantation procedures: Descemet's membrane endothelial keratoplasty (DMEK), by Schlötzer-Schrehardt et al, and deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty (DALK), by Dua et al. These articles have similar themes, exploring the structural biology that may determine the success or failure of these 2 different surgical procedures, both of which operate on the very posterior limits of the corneal stroma and posterior limiting lamina (Descemet's membrane). Importantly, both articles intersect the (Read more...)

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