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Variability of graft thickness using the Moria microkeratome in the double pass cut technique of the UT-DSAEK procedure

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First Author: A.Vasquez Perez UK

Co Author(s):    R. De Cock              

Abstract Details


We present the variability in central donor graft thickness after a double pass cut technique using the Moria micro-keratome


East Kent Hospitals University. NHS Foundation Trust. United Kingdom.


As part of the UT-DSAEK protocol we performed central cornea pachymetric measurements of all donor corneas before and after the first pass with the Moria micro-keratome after which a second cut was made with a 50 to 130-micrometres disposable micro-keratome head with the goal of creating a graft approximately of 100 or less micrometres. Postoperatively central graft thickness was measured by optic coherence tomography (Topcon SC-2000)


The variation between postoperative graft thickness and expected graft thickness after the second cut is presented


This data is relevant to the discussion of the relative merits of DMEK and UT-DSAEK. FINANCIAL INTEREST: NONE

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