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Descemets Membrane Endothelial Keratoplasty, or DMEK, is a reliable and beneficial surgical technique for Fuchs’ Corneal Dystrophy and corneal endothelial dysfunction providing best results for these conditions. DMEK does not have any impact on the external shape of the cornea which is very advantageous since any irregularity in the corneal shape has a major impact on vision.

With DMEK, only Descemet’s membrane and endothelium (no corneal stromal tissue) are transplanted, allowing for a smaller insertion incision, faster visual recovery (days to weeks), and less refractive changes following the procedure. The DMEK procedure is more challenging to perform due to the fragility of the transplanted graft and the corneal surgeons at Solomon Eye Associates have special training to perform this procedure.

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