DSEK: What You Need to Know about Endothelial Keratoplasty

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SLACK Incorporated, 2009 - Medical - 195 pages
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Today’s corneal and anterior segment surgeons are in need of a comprehensive text that covers all endothelial keratoplasty procedures, including DSEK, DMEK, and DSAEK.

DSEK: What You Need to Know About Endothelial Keratoplasty is the first text to explore the rapid evolvement of endothelial keratoplasty (EK) procedures. Endothelial keratoplasty is part of a revolution in corneal transplant surgery in which surgeons perform disease specific tissue replacement, as opposed to full thickness replacement of the cornea for all conditions. Today, patients are demanding EK procedures such as DSEK, DMEK, and DSAEK, instead of standard transplant methods because these newer methods are safer while the visual recovery is quicker and more predictable.

DSEK: What You Need to Know About Endothelial Keratoplasty provides a comprehensive background of EK, where it is today, and where it is headed in the future. Francis W. Price, MD, who was the first to complete DSEK in the United States, along with Marianne Price, PhD, have designed this text to offer a special emphasis on how to perform surgeries along with preventing and managing complications. In addition, a diverse group of contributing authors provides a wide array of insights and tips for better patient outcomes.

Features Inside the Book:
• Current applications of DSEK and DSAEK
• Information on how to perform DMEK, the newest iteration of EK, including a step by step technique and post operative management
• Detailed discussion of air management for EK surgeries and how to avoid unintended consequences
• New techniques of using glides in the Asian Eye

DSEK: What You Need to Know About Endothelial Keratoplasty also includes a DVD with 20 videos demonstrating various techniques revolving around endothelial keratoplasty.

Some Videos Include:
• DSEK Donor Preparation
• DMEK Donor Preparation
• Wound construction
• Insertion Techniques and Instruments
• Graft Positioning and Attachment Techniques
• Special Challenges: Tube Trim, Air Behind Iris
• DMEK Insertion and Positioning

While providing today’s most advanced information regarding endothelial keratoplasty, DSEK: What You Need to Know About Endothelial Keratoplasty is an essential resource for all corneal and anterior segment surgeons.


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From the Patients Perspective 17
Comparison of Endothelial Keratoplasty
Chapter 5
Chapter 7
Chapter 8
The Bare Minimum 119
Use of Eye Bank Precut vs SurgeonDissected Donor Tissue for EK 171
Index 191

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About the author (2009)

Francis W. Price Jr, MD, founder and medical director of Price Vision Group in Indianapolis, IN, is an internationally recognized ophthalmic surgeon and recipient of the Senior Achievement Award from the American Academy of Ophthalmology. He has authored more than 100 peer-reviewed publications and been principal investigator on more than 80 clinical studies of ophthalmic devices, medications, and surgical techniques. He is also an inventor and holds several patents for ophthalmic devices. Dr. Price is a graduate of Indiana University Medical School and completed a fellowship in cornea and external disease at Tulane University. He has been active in developing and teaching endothelial keratoplasty techniques to hundreds of surgeons from around the world.

Marianne Price, PhD, MBA, is executive director of the Cornea Research Foundation of America in Indianapolis, IN. She holds a PhD in Medical and Molecular Genetics from Indiana University School of Medicine. A respected scientist and author, Dr. Price has made presentations to vision care audiences around the world. She is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and serves on the Board of Prevent Blindness Indiana, the Indiana University Kelley School of Business - Women MBA's Alumni Advisory Board, and the Scientific Programs and Research Committees of the Eye Bank Association of America. She and Dr. Francis Price are recipients of Melvin Jones Fellow Awards from the Lions International Foundation and Vision Awards from the Corneal Dystrophy Foundation.

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