Ultrathin DSAEK

  • Yoav Nahum
  • Massimo BusinEmail author


In the course of the last few years, Descemet stripping automated endothelial keratoplasty (DSAEK) has established itself as the surgical treatment of choice for endothelial decompensation and is now the most popular type of keratoplasty performed in the USA [1–11]. Its advantages over penetrating keratoplasty (PK) includes the avoidance of opening the globe, the minimization of postoperative refractive error, and the short time required for wound healing, thus allowing complete suture removal as early as few weeks postoperatively.


Central Corneal Thickness Penetrate Keratoplasty Deep Anterior Lamellar Keratoplasty Descemet Strip Automate Endothelial Keratoplasty Endothelial Keratoplasty 
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Supplementary material

337205_1_En_8_MOESM1_ESM.mp4 (552.8 mb)
Video 8.1 The video illustrates the surgical steps of single-pass Ultrathin DSAEK performed with Moria ALTK system using 450 μm single-use head. Donor graft preparation and delivery are shown (MP4 566100 kb)


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of OpthalmologyRabin Medical CenterPetach TikvaIsrael
  2. 2.Sackler Faculty of MedicineTel Aviv UniversityTel AvivIsrael
  3. 3.Department of Ophthalmology“Villa Igea” HospitalForlìItaly
  4. 4.Istituto internazionale per la Ricerca e Formazione in Oftalmologia (IRFO)ForlìItaly

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