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    DSAEK Suture Pull-Through Technique

    Cornea/External Disease, Pediatric Ophth/Strabismus

    Dr. Neel Pasricha demonstrates the Descemet's stripping automated endothelial keratoplasty (DSAEK) suture pull-through technique, which is useful for placing and stabilizing a DSAEK graft in complex endothelial keratoplasty cases, including in pediatric patients. A double-armed 10-0 Prolene suture on a CIF-4 needle is passed first through the DSAEK graft and then through the host cornea to facilitate controlled placement of the graft. The Prolene suture is then loosely tied so it can be removed at postoperative week 1 or 2 when the DSAEK graft is confirmed to be 100% attached.

    Financial Disclosures: Dr. Neel Pasricha discloses financial relationships with Iota Biosciences and Vanda Pharmaceuticals (Consultant/Advisor).