Descemet’s Stripping Automated Endothelial Keratoplasty, or DSAEK, is a remarkable innovation in corneal transplants. DSAEK is a form of corneal transplant in which only a portion of the cornea is replaced, reducing the possibility of rejection and shortening the recovery time.
The cornea is made up of several distinct layers. The corneal endothelium is the innermost layer and one that is responsible for many diseases, such as Fuchs’ Dystrophy. DSAEK replaces the portion of the cornea that includes this layer, providing the same healing benefits of a full corneal transplant, but with a lower chance of rejection and a faster recovery.
DSAEK is a technically challenging procedure that should only be performed by a corneal specialist who specializes in the procedure. Rest assured that at Heart of Texas Eye Institute, you will receive the best care from our highly trained and experienced surgeons.
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