Standardized DMEK Technique: Reducing Complications Using Prestripped Tissue, Novel Glass Injector, and Sulfur Hexafluoride (SF 6) Gas Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Descemet Stripping Endothelial Keratoplasty
  • Fuchs' Endothelial Dystrophy
  • Sulfur Hexafluoride
  • Tissue Transplantation
  • Tissue and Organ Harvesting

abstract

  • Tissue prestripped by an eye bank technician can be safely used for DMEK surgery. SF6 gas for prolonged tissue support may reduce the rebubble rate in DMEK, with no apparent acute toxic effect. An unrecognized upside-down graft was the primary cause of graft failure in this series. Upside-down grafts may be eliminated by the use of donor tissue premarked by the eye bank with an S orientation stamp.

publication date

  • June 15, 2015

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/ICO.0000000000000479

PubMed ID

  • 26075461

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 845

end page

  • 52

volume

  • 34

number

  • 8