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Pre-Descemet's endothelial keratoplasty (PDEK)

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First Author: S.Jacob INDIA

Co Author(s):    A. Agarwal              

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To evaluate a new technique of endothelial keratoplasty by including the Pre-Descemet's layer with the Descemet's membrane and endothelium


Dr. Agarwal's Eye Hospital and Eye Research Centre


The PDEK graft was prepared by creating a Type I Big bubble on a donor corneo-scleral rim. The host bed was prepared by performing a Descemetorhexis. The PDEK graft was injected into the anterior chamber, oriented, unrolled and floated up.


7 eyes of 7 patients underwent PDEK. Intra-operative advantages included ease in preparing graft and increased resistance to tearing of graft. Post-operatively, there was an improvement in CDVA of patients and a decrease in Central corneal thickness. The graft thickness decreased fro post-operative day 1 onwards


PDEK is a new technique for endothelial keratoplasty and early results are encouraging. FINANCIAL INTEREST: NONE

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