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Reorientation of Inverted Endothelial Graft During Descemet Stripping Automated Endothelial Keratoplasty

Shah, Vipul C. MD

doi: 10.1097/ICO.0b013e31823f8f96
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Abstract: We describe a technique during Descemet stripping automated endothelial keratoplasty for reorientation of an inverted endothelial graft. This technique allows the inversion to be predictably corrected with minimal manipulation and trauma to the endothelium, thereby reducing the risk of primary failure and subsequent repeat of the transplant.

Cornea, External Diseases, and Refractive Surgery, St Luke's Cataract and Laser Institute, Tarpon Springs, FL

Reprints: Vipul C. Shah, Cornea, External Diseases, and Refractive Surgery, St Luke's Cataract and Laser Institute, 43309 US 19 N, Tarpon Springs, FL 34689 (e-mail: vcshah@stlukeseye.com).

The author has no financial or conflicts of interest to disclose.

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Received January 31, 2011

Accepted July 18, 2011

© 2012 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.