|Programm||"Degeneration und Regeneration– Grundlagen, Diagnostik und Therapie"|
Nonmechanical Posterior Lamellar Keratoplasty Using a Femtosecond Laser (femto-PLAK) for Corneal Endothelial Decompensation
Seitz B., Langenbucher A., Hofmann-Rummelt C., Schlötzer-Schrehardt U., Naumann G. O. H.
Purpose: In corneal endothelial diseases, such as Fuchs' dystrophy, G. Melles and M. Terry introduced the technique of posterior lamellar keratoplasty (endokeratoplasty) to selectively exchange endothelium, Descemet's membrane and as little adjacent stroma as possible. Since manual lamellar dissection is still technically very demanding the purpose of this study was to assess the potential of a short pulsed laser to cut a posterior graft and bed in a controlled automated manner.