The advantages of DALK are as follows:

  • It is a safer technique: because the patient’s Descemet and endothelium cell layer remain intact: there is less chance of astigmatism because both layers form the support layer for the donor tissue; there is also less danger of rejection and more chance that the graft remains transparent. The eye remains stronger.
  • there is faster visual repair with more chance of visual recovery to 10/10
  • greater predictability of the refractive outcome
  • the eye remains closed: less chance of infection and short- and long-term complications that jeopardise sight and that can arise after the PKP procedure (e. g. intra-operative expulsive bleeding or post-operative traumatic wound rupture).

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