• DMEK does not alter corneal biomechanics

    6 monthes ago - By Healio

    BELGRADE, Serbia - Unlike Descemet's stripping endothelial keratoplasty, Descemet's membrane endothelial keratoplasty does not alter the biomechanical properties of the cornea, according to a study presented here at the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons winter meeting.
    “DSEK transplants additional stromal tissue in the eye, while in DMEK there is a 1:1 replacement. This basic difference may not only affect corneal physiology, but also have practical consequences on the reliability of IOP measurements, for instance,” Natalya Shilova, MD, said.
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