History of Endothelial Keratoplasty

  • Bishoy SaidEmail author
  • Natalie Afshari


Lamellar keratoplasty allows for selective transplantation of diseased layers of the cornea while preserving the host tissue that is otherwise healthy. Specifically, partial corneal transplantation of the posterior cornea has gained much attention and developed significantly over the past two decades. The advent of new techniques has allowed for incredibly successful surgery with proven and reproducible results that has been responsible for the exciting development and popular adoption of these more recent procedures. The major milestones are enumerated in Table 2.1.


Donor Tissue Penetrate Keratoplasty Descemet Strip Automate Endothelial Keratoplasty Bullous Keratopathy Endothelial Keratoplasty 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Sharp Rees-Stealy Medical GroupSan DiegoUSA
  2. 2.Shiley Eye Institute, University of California San DiegoLa JollaUSA

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