An Eye Bank DMEK Tissue Preparation Program for Corneas Stored at 4°C (pp. 123-139)
Authors: (Joshua D. Galloway, Christopher G. Stoeger, Jeffrey D. Holiman and Michael Straiko, Lions VisionGift, Portland, OR, USA, and other)
Abstract: This book chapter discusses details about establishing and maintaining a program for
the preparation of DMEK tissue in an eye bank setting. Administrative considerations for
eye banks are reviewed such as: staffing, cost of implementation, training, and tissue loss.
Step-by-step instructions for graft preparation are provided. Finally, tissue evaluation and
procedure validation are reviewed.
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