Endothelial cell loss following DMEK may be overestimated by standard calculation methods

AMSTERDAM — The amount of endothelial cell loss following Descemet membrane endothelial  keratoplasty may be overestimated by the standard methods of measuring cell density, according to one speaker here at the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons meeting. The decline in endothelial cell density (ECD) after DMEK has been quantified as a reproducible 34% in the first 6 months due to the traumatic insertion of the graft during the operation, followed by a stable rate of 7% per year. 

Full Story →