April 21, 2014
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Surgeons make the case for DSEK vs. DMEK

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Parag A. Majmudar, MD, and Kenneth A. Beckman, MD, FACS, weigh the pros and cons of switching from DSEK to DMEK.

CEDARS Debates is a monthly feature in Ocular Surgery News. CEDARS — Cornea, External Disease, and Refractive Surgery Society — is a group of cornea, cataract and refractive surgery specialists, here to discuss some of the latest hot topics in ophthalmology.

This month, Parag A. Majmudar, MD, and I discuss the advantages and disadvantages of Descemet’s membrane endothelial keratoplasty and Descemet’s stripping endothelial keratoplasty. While endothelial keratoplasty has become the surgical treatment of choice for endothelial disease, there are ongoing debates as to which procedure is preferred. DSEK has been around for several years and has widespread acceptance, but the newer DMEK appears to be gaining acceptance and may have superior results. We hope you enjoy this discussion. Get the whole story