Corneal Transplantation: DMEK and DSEK

Corneal Transplantation: DMEK and DSEK

What is corneal transplant surgery?

Corneal transplantation surgery is performed to replace a damaged cornea and restore vision and proper corneal function. Dr. Chocron performs endothelial keratoplasty in patients with corneal conditions such as Fuchs’ endothelial corneal dystrophy or pseudophakic bullous keratopathy.

After removing damaged or diseased corneal tissue, he replaces it with healthy cornea from a deceased human donor to restore vision, reduce pain and improve the appearance of the eye.
DSEK (Descemet stripping endothelial keratoplasty) is a procedure that involves removal of the cornea’s inner layer and its replacement with healthy tissue from a corneal donor.

A newer procedure, Descemet membrane endothelial keratoplasty (DMEK), uses a much thinner layer of donor tissue. The tissue used in DMEK is very thin and fragile, which makes this procedure more challenging than DSEK. Dr. Chocron is one of the few surgeons in South Florida who performs this procedure, which can give patients improved vision.

We welcome new patients and would be delighted to take care of your vision needs. Call 954.342.6399 or use our Request an appointment form. Our eye clinic cares for people of all ages from Hollywood, Hallandale, Aventura, Pembroke Pines, Golden Beach, Sunny Isles, Bal Harbour and surrounding communities.


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