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102. Jahrestagung der DOG

Deutsche Ophthalmologische Gesellschaft e. V.

23. bis 26.09.2004, Berlin

New concepts in lamellar keratoplasty

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  • corresponding author G.I.W. Duncker - Klinik und Poliklinik für Augenheilkunde, Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg, Halle/Saale

Evidenzbasierte Medizin - Anspruch und Wirklichkeit. 102. Jahrestagung der Deutschen Ophthalmologischen Gesellschaft. Berlin, 23.-26.09.2004. Düsseldorf, Köln: German Medical Science; 2004. Doc04dogSA.08.06

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Published: September 22, 2004

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New conceptions of lamellar keratoplasty techniques mainly deal with the refinement of the so-called deep lamellar endothelial keratoplasty (DLEK). The aim of that deep lamellar technique is to expose bare Descemet's membrane of the recipient and to suture in a full thickness graft. Graft rejections are not known with DLEK. We describe the preparation techniques of Anwar, Melles, and Krumeich and discuss the advantages and disadvantages.