Descemet's membrane

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Descemet's membrane

n. Descemet, membrana de; lámina elástica posterior de la córnea.
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With advances in keratoplasty there is a move towards disease-specific procedures where the endothelial layers are grafted selectively, namely Descemet stripping endothelial keratoplasty (DSEK) (see Figures 3 and 4) when created manually, or referred to as Descemet stripping automated endothelial keratoplasty (DSAEK) when the graft is created by a mechanical microkeratome, or more recently Descemet membrane endothelial keratoplasty (DMEK) (see Figure 5 and 6).
The innovation - called descemet membrane endothelial keratoplasty (DMEK) - saw him transplant a single layer of cells the width of one tenth of a human hair onto the eye of Farnley Tyas resident Joan Greenwood at Calderdale Royal Hospital.
As surgeons have moved away from full-thickness penetrating keratoplasty (PK), EK techniques have become increasingly precise, with a move to Descemet-stripping endothelial keratoplalsty (DSEK or DSAEK) and Descemet membrane endothelial keratoplasty (DMEK or DMAEK).