DSAEK eyes have thicker corneas steeper posterior curvature than DMEK eyes

  • April 15, 2014

Thicker corneas and steeper posterior corneal curvature were seen in eyes that underwent Descemet’s stripping automated endothelial keratoplasty compared with eyes that underwent Descemet’s membrane endothelial keratoplasty, according to a study.

The retrospective study included 20 eyes of 10 patients with Fuchs’ endothelial dystrophy who underwent DSAEK in one eye and DMEK in the contralateral eye.

Four DMEK eyes and three DSAEK eyes had cataracts that were removed concurrently with corneal transplantation. Four DMEK eyes and four DSAEK eyes were pseudophakic and had posterior chamber IOLs. Two DMEK eyes and three DSAEK eyes were phakic with no cataracts.
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