Corneal Transplant/Descemet’s Stripping Endothelial Kertoplasy
Southwestern Pennsylvania Eye Center offers DSEK (Descemet’s Stripping Endothelial Keratoplasty) transplantation, a leading surgical method that uses only a thin portion of the cornea for transplant. Recognized as a superior procedure to conventional PK (Penetrating Keratoplasty) by The American Acamdemy of Ophthalmology, DSEK reportedly offers better visual acuity and stability with fewer risk factors. As one of the most successful organ transplant surgeries, cornea transplants are an effective solution for restoring vision in those suffering from a clouded, scarred or thinning cornea. The success of the procedure is contingent on the type and severity of damage the eye has sustained from disease or injury and patients with additional eye problems may still need glasses or contact lenses to achieve optimal vision.