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Minimally invasive treatments have fueled fast-paced advances in many surgical procedures. And now it’s time for Femtosecond DSAEK to shine in corneal surgery.

Faster recovery from endothelial replacement.

Over 20 years ago DSEK (Descement’s Stripping Endothelial Keratoplasty) kicked it off with partial thickness grafts replacing only the actual damaged tissue resulting in faster healing and better visual results. Recovery time can be cut to weeks compared to months required by the PK procedure.

DSAEK (Descemet’s stripping automated endothelial keratoplasty) popped transplant procedures into a higher gear allowing grafts to be prepared with microkeratomes and now femtosecond lasers to produce thinner and more uniform donor tissue. Recovery time can be cut to weeks compared to months required by the PK procedure. Methods in preparing the tissue for transplantation continue to evolve.

Learn more about DSEK with Ziemer Femtosecond Lasers in this clinical study:

Corneal grafts extracted with the LDV Z6 result in more precise thickness, minimal cell loss.

DSAEK is now used in 60 percent of all corneal transplants with grafts in the range of 70 -100 microns in thickness. Next step? Injecting cultured cells to replace damaged cells. Stay tuned.