Risks are rare, and the vast majority of patients who
undergo DMEK surgery experience no complications
Benefits of having DMEK Surgery
There are many benefits associated with DMEK surgery. This procedure can improve vision and has a very high success rate. In addition, DMEK surgery has a decreased risk of tissue rejection compared to other types of corneal transplant surgery and normally has a shorter visual recovery period.
- Quicker visual recovery
- Fewer activity restrictions
- Possibility for better vision as compared to full-thickness corneal transplant surgery
Improve vision that Fuchs’ dystrophy has compromised
The posterior corneal layers are taken from a donor for this grafting procedure. Once the patient’s damaged tissue is removed from the cornea, the donor replacement tissue is carefully placed at the rear of the cornea.
Since only the inner layers of the cornea are replaced in a DMEK procedure, the recovery is typically much faster than older methods, with most patients achieving improved visual acuity within a week after the surgery.
DMEK surgery is less invasive than other corneal transplant
surgeries and has shorter recovery times