Am J Ophthalmol 2022 Mar 12. Epub 2022 Mar 12.
St. Paul's Eye Unit, Royal Liverpool University Hospital (S.B.K., V.R.), Liverpool, UK; Department of Eye and Vision Science, Institute of Ageing and Chronic Disease, University of Liverpool (S.B.K., V.R.), Liverpool, UK; Department of Medical and Surgical Specialties, Radiological Sciences, and Public Health, Ophthalmology Clinic, University of Brescia (V.R.), Brescia, Italy; Instituto Universitario Fernandez-Vega, Universidad de Oviedo, and Fundacion de Investigacion on Oftalmologica (V.R.), Oviedo, Asturias, Spain. Electronic address:
Purpose: To evaluate factors affecting the outcomes of preloaded Descemet membrane endothelial keratoplasty (pl-DMEK) with endothelium-inward.
Design: Retrospective clinical case series and a comparative tissue preparation study.
Methods: Participants: Fifty-five donor tissues for ex vivo study and 147 eyes of 147 patients indicated with Fuchs endothelial dystrophy or pseudophakic bullous keratopathy with or without cataract. Read More