I have been involved at every stage in the development of the Neusidl Corneal Inserter (NCI), from the moment that a talented ophthalmologist and innovative engineer, William Neusidl, showed me his initial drawings, through laboratory testing and revisions of several prototypes, to the clinical testing of the final product. Many surgeons who are uncomfortable with forceps or other insertion techniques have embraced the NCI, and it has allowed them to do safe Descemet stripping automated endothelial keratoplasty (DSAEK) surgery. It is a welcome contribution to this field.

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