Twelve surgical tips to assist DALK, TALK procedures

John, Thomas
January 2011
Ocular Surgery News;1/25/2011, Vol. 29 Issue 2, p4
Academic Journal
The article discusses several surgical strategies to apply in performing deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty (DALK) or total anterior lamellar keratoplasty (TALK). Taking preoperative corneal optical coherence tomography measurements of the peripheral cornea is suggested to help determine the depth of corneal partial thickness trephination while keeping the recipient Descemet's membrane intact. General anesthesia administration is recommended to prevent inadvertent patient movement that may lead to an accidental Descemet's membrane tear.


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