DMEK in 2021: a myriad of techniques
DMEK (Descemet Membrane Endothelial Keratoplasty) is a posterior lamellar keratoplasty technique that involves replacing the patient’s damaged endothelium. As a minimally invasive technique, DMEK offers clinical benefits including rapid visual recovery and low occurrence of rejection. It has therefore become a reference technique in endothelial keratoplasty.
However, success relies on very delicate handling of the graft to preserve as much as possible the endothelium and guarantee its viability.
Objective is to isolate the Descemet membrane with the endothelium to obtain a (purely) endothelial graft (without any posterior stroma). The difficulty of this technique led operators, eye banks and surgeons to innovate and standardize this procedure. That's why DMEK graft preparation technique has undergone several evolutions.
Reproducible DMEK grafts can now be obtained by choosing the most suitable harvesting technique for each specific user and setting among these three:
- manual dissection technique
- pneumatic dissection technique
- hydrodissection technique.
This webinar provides a deep scientific understanding of different harvesting
techniques for DMEK graft preparation using dedicated products by Moria.
What will you learn?
- Understand different techniques for DMEK harvesting tissue
- Discover all Moria products accompanying those harvesting techniques.
Eye surgeons, more especially anterior segment/corneal surgeons