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DSAEK

DSAEK (DESCEMET'S STRIPPING AUTOMATED ENDOTHELIAL KERATOPLASTY)

 

DSAEK is another type of partial thickness corneal transplant. It is used in patients with corneal swelling caused by poor function of the interior endothelial cells of the cornea.  This swelling may be caused by problems such as Fuch's corneal dystrophy or after other eye surgeries such as cataract surgery.  In DASEK, only the back layer of the cornea is removed, consisting of the endothelial cells and the Descemet's membrane that holds the cells.  A thin disc of the donor cornea, containing new endothelial cells, then is implanted to replace the dysfunctional cells.