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First Author: R.Jayaswal UK
Co Author(s): S. Damanhuri B. Clarke R. Nicholson
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To report the visual outcomes and lamellar thickness at 6 months of single pass ultra thin (SP-UT) DSAEK.
Queen Alexandra Hospital, Portsmouth, UK
Standardised, topical, sutureless SP-UT DSAEK was performed in 11 eyes between November 2012 and March 2013. Donor lamellae were prepared using the 500ṁm and 550ṁm Gebauer microkeratome heads with a target residual thickness of <100ṁm. Best spectacle-corrected visual acuity (BSCVA), manifest refraction, and OCT central graft thickness were assessed at 1 week and 1, 3, and 6 months after SP-UT DSAEK.
All 11 corneal lamellae were prepared successfully without perforation and surgery was uncomplicated. All 11 donor grafts showed a consistently smooth preparation with a thickness of <100ṁm. Visual recovery was excellent and rapid in all cases with vision clearing at 1 month.
SP-UT DSAEK is a simple technique offering all the advantages of conventional DSAEK whilst displaying similar visual benefits to DMEK.
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