DSEK: What You Need to Know About Endothelial Keratoplasty is the first text to explore the rapid evolvement of endothelial keratoplasty (EK) procedures. Endothelial keratoplasty is part of a revolution in corneal transplant surgery in which surgeons perform disease specific tissue replacement, as opposed to full thickness replacement of the cornea for all conditions. Today, patients are demanding EK procedures such as DSEK, DMEK, and DSAEK, instead of standard transplant methods because these newer methods are safer while the visual recovery is quicker and more predictable.
DSEK: What You Need to Know About Endothelial Keratoplasty provides a comprehensive background of EK, where it is today, and where it is headed in the future. Francis W. Price, MD, who was the first to complete DSEK in the United States, along with Marianne Price, PhD, have designed this text to offer a special emphasis on how to perform surgeries along with preventing and managing complications. In addition, a diverse group of contributing authors provides a wide array of insights and tips for better patient outcomes.
Features Inside the Book:
- Current applications of DSEK and DSAEK
- Information on how to perform DMEK, the newest iteration of EK, including a step by step technique and post operative management
- Detailed discussion of air management for EK surgeries and how to avoid unintended consequences
- New techniques of using glides in the Asian Eye
DSEK: What You Need to Know About Endothelial Keratoplasty also includes a DVD with 20 videos demonstrating various techniques revolving around endothelial keratoplasty.
Some Videos Include:
- DSEK Donor Preparation
- DMEK Donor Preparation
- Wound construction
- Insertion Techniques and Instruments
- Graft Positioning and Attachment Techniques
- Special Challenges: Tube Trim, Air Behind Iris
- DMEK Insertion and Positioning
While providing today’s most advanced information regarding endothelial keratoplasty, DSEK: What You Need to Know About Endothelial Keratoplasty is an essential resource for all corneal and anterior segment surgeons.