Pre-Descemet’s Endothelial Keratoplasty

Further Reading

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This segment provides more information about Pre Descemet’s Endothelial Keratoplasty techniques, indication, complex cases, complications and management, post-operative follow up and management.


  • pre Descement’s Endothelial Keratoplasty
  • PDEK

Conflict of Interest

The author declares no conflict of interest.


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Soosan Jacob
First online
01 April 2020
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Springer, Cham
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For those interested in more information about pre-Descemet’s endothelial keratoplasty techniques, indications, complex cases, complications, and management, postoperative followup and management, et cetera, further reading can be done from the list that is shown above. Thank you, and I hope you enjoyed this series of educational videos.