Descemet Membrane Endothelial Keratoplasty (DMEK)
Since 2006, DMEK has been growing as a popular technique for endothelial keratoplasty for corneal endothelial pathologies. DMEK allows the selective replacement of the patient’s diseased Descemet membrane, including its endothelium with healthy donor tissue. As you may know, DMEK has the advantages of excellent visual outcome, very good restoration of the corneal anatomy, low complication rates, and potentially longer graft survival rates. We have a multidisciplinary team of enthusiastic Corneal Surgeons and Researchers waiting to welcome you. We will share the details of this procedure with you, including hands-on wet lab experiences of DMEK with human donors. Many Corneal Surgeons, Fellows, and Trainees have already taken this course in the past with us and many have successfully started performing DMEK afterward.
Wetlab Course Time: 09:00 - 16:00
Wetlab Name: DMEK Wet Lab
Target Audience: Corneal Surgeons who are interested in or have recently begun performing DMEK ( Descemet Membrane Endothelial Keratoplasty), Cornea specialists with previous experience in other types of corneal transplantation surgery, fellows and ST7 with interest in Cornea.
Objective: Learning the most modern form of corneal transplantation in patients with endothelial corneal pathology.
Wetlab fees: Member £1200 & Non Members £1575
Instructors: Tina Khanam & others
0900-0930 Registration and Welcome
0930-1015 Module 1: Graft preparation under BSS and Trypan blue
1015-1045 Module 2: Marking the donor
1045-1115 Module 3: Loading donor graft
1115-1130 Coffee Break
1130-1215 Module 4: DM strip under air
1215-1300 Module 5: Corneal suture/closing main wound & Graft injection
1300-1330 Module 6: Graft orientation, Graft folds & Graft unfolding
1330-1430 Lunch break
1430-1530 Module 6: Graft orientation, Graft folds & Graft unfolding
1530-1600 Q&A and certificates
This course is sponsored by Altomed, Daybreak Medical, Kestrel, and VISUfarma.