A report of the America Academy of Ophthalmology, based on extensive review of the literature, provided evidence that DMEK is a safe and effective procedure, superior to DSEK for visual recovery times, visual outcomes and rejection rate.
A total of 1,085 articles in English language were reviewed, of which 47 were relevant to assess the safety and efficacy of Descemet’s membrane endothelial keratoplasty (DMEK) vs. Descemet’s stripping endothelial keratoplasty (DSEK). The follow-up ranged between 5.3 and 68 months.
A better visual recovery was shown after DMEK than DSEK. When visual