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Descemet membrane endothelial keratoplasty (DMEK): an update on safety, efficacy and patient selection

Authors Trindade BLC, Eliazar GC

Received 5 June 2019

Accepted for publication 1 August 2019

Published 16 August 2019 Volume 2019:13 Pages 1549—1557

DOI https://doi.org/10.2147/OPTH.S178473

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Peer reviewers approved by Dr Colin Mak

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Editor who approved publication: Dr Scott Fraser


Bruno Lovaglio Cançado Trindade,1–3 Glauber Coutinho Eliazar3,4

1Cançado Trindade Eye Institute, Belo Horizonte, Brazil; 2Medical Science School of Medicine - FELUMA, Belo Horizonte, Brazil; 3Cornea Department, Medical Sciences University Hospital Eye Institute, Belo Horizonte, Brazil; 4Cornea Department, Santa Casa Eye Clinic, Belo Horizonte, Brazil

Correspondence: Bruno Lovaglio Cançado Trindade
Cançado Trindade Eye Institute, Rua Manaus, 595, 30.150-350 Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil
Tel +55 3 13 241 5544
Email bruno.trindade@ioct.org

Abstract: Descemet membrane endothelial keratoplasty (DMEK) is gaining popularity worldwide as a procedure to address corneal endothelial dysfunctions. Its perfect anatomical result improves outcomes and expedites visual recovery. This review addresses important aspects of safety, efficacy and patient selection.

Keywords: descemet membrane endothelial keratoplasty (DMEK), complications, safety, indication, patient selection

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