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What are the advantages of a DSEK procedure for corneal transplant?

Preliminary studies show that the risk of rejection is lower in DSEK than in full-thickness transplant. It is so exciting in our field right now to be able to offer patients this improved technology that gives them increased safety and faster recovery with exceptional results.

Another major advantage of the DSEK procedure is the fact that it allows a far larger segment of the population to donate their corneas, including older donors and some who have had LASIK or even a scar on their cornea, as such a small section of endothelial cells is needed for the transplant.

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