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Pre-Descemet’s Endothelial Keratoplasty (PDEK) edited by Amar Agarwal published by Jaypee

Leigh Spielberg

Posted: Friday, February 1, 2019

It seems that every year, a new corneal transplantation technique is developed and introduced. How can we keep up? Books can help inform, offering a wealth of information that would take forever to gather from journals & conference presentations. But a book only tells half the story. Videos of surgical procedures offer a nearly first-hand account of the expert surgeon’s procedure.

Pre-Descemet’s Endothelial Keratoplasty (PDEK) (Jaypee) is a 220-page introduction to PDEK. It guides the reader through each step: corneal anatomy and ultrastructure, surgical (contra)indications, surgical technique and variations, special situations, complications and preparation of grafts.

Nearly each chapter is accompanied by a video contained on the accompanying DVD. Most useful are the surgical videos, which allow the viewer to clearly see how, for example, endoilluminator-assisted PDEK is performed.

This text is intended for corneal specialists who aim to keep up with the rapid pace of development in lamellar corneal transplantations and corneal fellows with an eye on the future.