Descemet Membrane Endothelial Keratoplasty (DMEK) is an advanced partial-thickness cornea transplant procedure for the treatment of Fuchs’ Dystrophy, keratoconus, scarring and corneal edema.
Descemet’s membrane endothelial keratoplasty (DMEK) is a surgical procedure that restores corneal clarity in cases where the innermost corneal layer (the endothelium) becomes cloudy due to eye disease or injury.
The DMEK Procedure
DMEK involves selective (partial thickness) removal of two of the five corneal layers: the Descemet’s membrane and endothelium layers. These removed layers are replaced by donor tissue that is merely 10-15 microns thick. This is thinner than a human hair.