Indications for Descemet Stripping Automated Endothelial Keratoplasty
DSAEK is indicated for patients with corneal diseases that affect the endothelium, such as Fuchs’ endothelial dystrophy, pseudophakic bullous keratopathy and certain forms of corneal oedema. These conditions cause the cornea to become swollen, leading to vision loss over time.
DSAEK is typically recommended for patients who have failed other medical treatments, such as eye drops and oral medications. In some cases, DSAEK may be performed as a primary treatment for corneal disease.