DSEK, short for Descemet’s Stripping Endothelial Keratoplasty, is a groundbreaking corneal transplantation technique. If your cornea is cloudy, damaged, or injured, the eye doctor can remove and replace the damaged parts of the cornea with healthy donor tissues. Unlike traditional corneal transplantation techniques, the DESK technique can be performed after removing an extremely thin layer of the patient’s cornea, ensuring faster and better healing. DSEK corneal transplantation restores optimal vision and minimizes the recovery time.
The endothelium pumps located at the back of the cornea release fluid to keep the cornea clear, ensuring optimal visual clarity. When the endothelium pump cells get damaged or stop working, the cornea becomes cloudy and starts swelling, leading to distorted and blurry vision. The DSEK cornea transplant involves replacing the damaged endothelium pump cells instead of the entire cornea, thereby restoring optimal visual clarity. The procedure only involves a small incision, so the risk of complications is minimal.