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    DMEK associated with better visual quality

    Study compared functional vision outcomes of DMEK versus DSAEK

     

    Dr. Straiko and fellow investigators are expanding their equipment to conduct more contrast sensitivity testing in the future.

    Surgeons should consider the advantages of improved functional vision in the real world provided by DMEK instead of just Snellen visual acuity measured in our exam lanes, Dr. Straiko believes. He speculates that the unique anatomic restoration achieved by DMEK is what accounts for the superior quality of vision over other keratoplasty procedures.

    “And that’s in addition to the main advantage of a lower rejection rate with DMEK,” he said

     

    Reference

    1. Hamzaoglu E, Straiko MD, Mayko ZM, Sales CS, Terry MA. The first 100 eyes of standardized Descemet stripping automated endothelial keratoplasty versus standardized Descemet membrane endothelial keratoplasty. Ophthalmology. 2015;122:2193-2139.

     

    Michael D. Straiko, MD

    E: [email protected]

    This article was adapted from Dr. Straiko’s presentation at the 2016 meeting of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery. Dr. Straiko did not indicate any financial interest in the subject matter.

     

     

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