At Eye Specialists and Surgeons of Northern Virginia we are excited to be able to offer the latest in corneal surgery. For patients suffering from endothelial disease like fuchs dystrophy the only option used to be a full corneal transplant. Over the last few years we have been excited with techniques to do partial corneal transplants such as DALK (Deep Anterior Lamellar Keratoplasty) for anterior corneal disease and DSEK/DSAEK (Descement Stripping Endothelial Keratoplasy) for posterior corneal disease. Dr Josephson is excited to be the first in Northern Virginia to offer DMEK (Descement Membrane Endothelial keratoplasty) which allows us to replace the thinnest layer of diseased tissue and replace with the same thin layer. This technically advanced surgical technique allows us to restore the full potential of a patient’s vision quickly with a virtually zero percent rejection rate. Dr Josephson has done numerous cases with a very high success rate. Photographed in the picture is one of our cases. You can not even see the outline of the transplant since it is so thin but the clue is the small imprinted purple S which tells us the new tissue is attached perfectly. This is only a few days after surgery and the cornea is already clear.
We are always excited to discuss the newest advances in corneal disease treatment. If any questions or you think you may have a corneal disease please reach out to us at 571-349-2191 or visit us at www.ESSNV.com.