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DSAEK in multi-surgeon facility: outcome and complications

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First Author: A.Alrajhi SAUDI ARABIA

Co Author(s):    S. Jastaneiah   M. Barry   A. Assiri   A. Khairi   O. Kirat   M. Jandan

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To report outcome and complications among various ophthalmologists with variable experience


King Khaled Eye Specialist Hospital


A total of 150 DSAEK procedures were done by 10 ophthalmologists with variable degree of experience and majority did less than 5 cases.The outcome and complication rate were compared between ophthalmologists with variable DSAEK experience.


The age range from 3-93 years and the mean follow up was one year. The DSAEK indications included bollus keratopathy 73%, Fuchs endothelial dystrophy 17%, and Congenital Hereditary dystrophy 16%. Grafts finally attached in 96%,and separated or dislocated in 15%, and finally failed in 9% of the cases. There were no differences in outcome and complications rate between those with experienced versus less experienced.


DSAEK has steep learning curve with minimum and comparable complications rate among various degree of surgical experience. FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE?: No

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