CASE REPORT

A New User-Friendly and Affordable Method in Descemet Stripping Endothelial Keratoplasty

The Open Ophthalmology Journal 29 Aug 2018 CASE REPORT DOI: 10.2174/1874364101812010242

Abstract

Aims:

To describe a new technique in Descemet Stripping Automated Endothelial Keratoplasty (DSAEK).

Materials and Methods:

In this technique, we use easily available materials (mainly a Nelaton tube) to make an injector for loading DSAEK lenticule and also easily pulling it (using a gauge 23 needle) into the eye. In this paper, we report outcomes of this technique in four cases.

Results:

Using these available instruments could easily lead to a clear postoperative cornea. Mean Endothelial Cell Density (ECD) loss at sixth postoperative month was 26%.

Conclusion:

We proposed a novel effective user-friendly and affordable technique to perform DSAEK.

Keywords: DSAEK, Lenticule, Technique, Endothelial keratoplasty, ECD, PBK.
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