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