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RESEARCH ARTICLE

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: 01-08-2012

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2012; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Purpose

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.

Results

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).

Conclusion

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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