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Double-pass microkeratome technique for ultra-thin graft preparation in Descemet's stripping automated endothelial keratoplasty

Authors Maylon Hsu, Hereth WL, Moshirfar M

Received 24 December 2011

Accepted for publication 27 January 2012

Published 16 March 2012 Volume 2012:6 Pages 425—432

DOI https://doi.org/10.2147/OPTH.S29479

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Maylon Hsu, Walter L Hereth, Majid Moshirfar
University of Utah, John A Moran Eye Center, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Salt Lake City, UT, USA

Abstract: Endothelial keratoplasty is evolving with increased attention placed on the optical qualities of the posterior donor lenticule. In efforts to improve visual outcomes, the effects of the thickness, smoothness, and planar profile are being studied. This paper describes a double-pass microkeratome technique to create ultra-thin (less than 100 µm) Descemet's stripping automated endothelial keratoplasty grafts.

Keywords: ultra-thin, thin, endothelial keratoplasty, microkeratome, double-pass, Descemet's stripping automated endothelial keratoplasty, DSAEK, posterior donor lenticule, eyebank

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