Descemet membrane endothelial keratoplasty (DMEK) surgery with a standardized technique Chapter uri icon


MeSH Major

  • Corneal Endothelial Cell Loss
  • Descemet Stripping Endothelial Keratoplasty
  • Postoperative Complications


  • © 2016 Springer India.The goal of this chapter is to provide the DMEK surgeon with a toolkit of techniques to prevent and manage perioperative complications by unpacking the procedure step by step. The chapter is organized into preoperative and intraoperative considerations. Specific techniques for unscrolling the graft, because there are so many, are not reviewed in great detail, either. A summary table is provided for quick reference (Table 9.1). A video tutorial is also available and is indispensable to mastering the concepts set forth in this chapter.

publication date

  • January 2016



  • Book Chapter


Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/978-81-322-2818-9_9

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 143

end page

  • 171