Novel technique, surgical device facilitate Descemet graft dissection

AMSTERDAM — A novel technique and a simple surgical device may facilitate the preparation of the Descemet graft for Descemet’s membrane endothelial keratoplasty, according to one speaker.  The technique entails preparation of the endothelial graft by incomplete circular trephination and was successfully used in 50 patients with Fuchs dystrophy.  A trephine was then specifically designed, with an interruption of the blade and the two extremities curved to the outside to avoid tearing of the Descemet.

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