Descemet’s Stripping Automated Endothelial Keratoplasty (DSAEK) at is the modern method used during corneal transplant procedures. In DSAEK, our surgeon uses special instruments to enter the cornea. Next, the surgeon removes the rear part of the cornea, called Descemet’s Membrane. Once the damaged Descemet’s Membrane has been removed, a donor membrane is inserted.
There are no stitches after the procedure, so fewer follow up exams are needed. Like many procedures, DSAEK may not be appropriate for some people with particular corneal diseases. The knowledgeable doctor and staff of Advanced Eye & Laser Center of Mansfield can help decide if DSAEK is appropriate for you.