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Descemet Stripping PocketMaker Endothelial Keratoplasty

Albert Daxer, Guzel Bikbova, Mukharram Bikbov

Citation Information : Daxer A, Bikbova G, Bikbov M. Descemet Stripping PocketMaker Endothelial Keratoplasty. Int J Kerat Ect Cor Dis 2012; 1 (2):125-127.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10025-1023

Published Online: 01-08-2014

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2012; The Author(s).



To develop a method of producing the transplant for Descemet stripping endothelial keratoplasty using the PocketMaker device (Dioptex, Austria).

Materials and methods

A new application of the PocketMaker microkeratome (Dioptex) is described for preparing thin grafts for endothelial keratoplasty. We report a case of Descemet's membrane detachment treated with a PocketMaker-prepared graft 110 mK thick.


Visual acuity increased from 0.05 to 0.6. The 106 µm thick (in the center) graft remained attached and clear after Descemet stripping PocketMaker endothelial keratoplasty (DSPEK).


DSPEK is another use for the PocketMaker device, which can create thin endothelial grafts about 100 µm thick.

How to cite this article

Bikbova G, Bikbov M, Daxer A. Descemet Stripping PocketMaker Endothelial Keratoplasty. Int J Kerat Ect Cor Dis 2012;1(2):125-127.

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