DMEK Transplant Procedure for Provo, UT
Descemet Membrane Endothelial Keratoplasty, also known as DMEK, can be a life-changing surgery if you’re suffering from certain cornea abnormalities. If you’re in the Provo area and would like to learn more about DMEK transplants, contact Mountain States Eye Center. We will help you start seeing things more clearly.
The cornea is a natural lens in your eye that contains several layers and controls and focuses the entry of light into your eye. A healthy cornea continuously removes and arranges protein fibers and fluids in order to keep your vision clear and crisp. People with cornea damage tend to have blurry and distorted vision, can be nearsighted, have double vision, have astigmatism and light sensitivity. Some of the things that can lead to a DMEK transplant are:
- Hereditary cornea failure, like from Fuch’s Dystrophy. Fuch’s Dystrophy is a disease in the cornea where the cells that are responsible for clearing fluid die off, so when they’re no longer able to keep fluid from accumulating in the cornea. The cornea swells and vision becomes cloudy and hazy.
- Corneal swelling (edema) that can occur after cataract or other eye surgery
- Previous cornea transplant failure
At Mountain States Eye Center, our specialists want to provide the best options available for your corneal transplant, which is why we offer DMEK transplants to the residents of Provo, UT and the surrounding cities.
DMEK Transplant to See More Clearly
What exactly is DMEK and how can it help you? DMEK, Descemet Membrane Endothelial Keratoplasty, is a partial-thickness surgery that removes the diseased or damaged tissue from the back layers of the cornea and replaces it with donor tissue. A DMEK transplant is a newer procedure than other partial-thickness transplants and allows for more people to obtain 20/20 vision and have better contrast acuity. The rejection rate is substantially lower than in other iterations of cornea transplant. A DMEK transplant is more technically challenging than other endothelial keratoplasty surgeries, but the ophthalmologist at Mountain States Eye Center has had the training and experience to complete such complex surgeries and will have you seeing clearly in no time!
Contact Mountain States Eye Center to Learn More about DMEK Transplants
If you live in the Provo area and think you might be a good candidate for DMEK transplant procedures, contact Mountain States Eye Center at (801) 277-1087.