Suture drag technique in Descemet's stripping automated endothelial keratoplasty (DSAEK)

Suture drag technique in Descemet's stripping automated endothelial keratoplasty (DSAEK)

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Ophthalmology

Descemet’s stripping automated endothelial keratoplasty (DSAEK) avoids a full-thickness corneal procedure and provides rapid visual rehabilitation. Successful graft positioning while minimizing intraoperative donor endothelial trauma may determine long-term graft survival. Previously described t...echniques for graft insertion may be problematic in some patients with intraoperative floppy iris syndrome (IFIS), anatomically shallow or unstable anterior chambers, or intraoperative increased posterior pressure. This video displays alternative method called the suture drag technique, which may facilitate lamellar endothelial graft insertion under these special circumstances.

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