Descemets Membrane Endothelial Keratoplasty, or DMEK, is a reliable and beneficial surgical technique for Fuchs’ Corneal Dystrophy and corneal endothelial dysfunction providing best results for these conditions. Dr. Spigelman specializes in DMEK surgery in addition to cataract surgery and laser vision correction. He was one of the first surgeons in the US to perform partial thickness corneal transplantation for Fuchs’ Corneal Dystrophy. DMEK does not have any impact on the external shape of the cornea which is very advantageous since any irregularity in the corneal shape has a major impact on vision. The recovery speed after DMEK as a rule is also much better than the conventional penetrating graft.
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Descemets Membrane Endothelial Keratoplasty, or DMEK, is a procedure in which the very back layer of the cornea, called the Descemets Membrane, is fully replaced. Above is a video of Dr. Alan Spigelman performing the surgery, replacing the Descemets Membrane and restoring his patient’s vision.