Air-Pump-Assisted Pre-Descemet’s Endothelial Keratoplasty

  • Soosan JacobEmail author


Pre-Descemet’s endothelial keratoplasty (PDEK) was first described by Profs. Agarwal and Dua in 2014 [1–3]. This is a technique where in addition to the Descemet’s membrane and the endothelial cells, the Dua’s or the Pre-Descemet’s layer is transplanted onto a recipient cornea. The advantages that this technique offers over DMEK are the ability to use relatively younger grafts; the more robust nature of the graft which has greater resistance to tear as compared to DMEK as well as the relative ease of surgery thereby gained.


Anterior Chamber Anterior Chamber Depth Overlie Stroma Bullous Keratopathy Extreme Edge 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Dr. Agarwal’s Refractive and Cornea FoundationDr. Agarwal’s Group of Eye HospitalsChennaiIndia

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