How long does DMEK surgery take?
This operation is called Descemet’s membrane endothelial keratoplasty or DMEK. DMEK takes about 30-45 minutes and is normally done under local anaesthetic. The operation is keyhole surgery, using small, self-sealing entries into the eye that are the same as those used in modern cataract surgery.
Is DMEK safe?
Conclusions: The evidence reviewed supports DMEK as a safe and effective treatment for endothelial failure. With respect to visual recovery time, visual outcomes, and rejection rates, DMEK seems to be superior to DSEK and to induce less refractive error with similar surgical risks and EC loss compared with DSEK.
What to expect with a corneal transplant?
Eye drops will be put in your eyes.
Why are corneal transplants so successful?
Fuchs’ dystrophy,which is a degeneration of the innermost layer of cornea
What is the recovery time from cornea transplant?
Does your functional vision impede your job performance or your ability to carry out daily activities?
How successful is corneal transplantation?
Basic corneal disease (some types of corneal disease respond better to corneal transplantation than others).