Dr. Esteban Santiago

Cornea, Cataracts, Anterior Segment, Ocular Surface, Refractive Surgery.

Advanced eye surgery

DMEK (Descemet Membrane Endothelial Keratoplasty)

  • This is the most advanced technique in endothelial transplants.

  • We perform this surgery in endothelial conditions like Fuchs corneal dystrophy or other endothelial disfunctions.

  • When the corneal endothelium fails, the cornea builds up liquid and the vision progressively decreases. 

  • This technique replaces the predecesor DSAEK. With this newer technique we provide a perfect anatomical restitution of the sick tissue.

  • Other advantages of DMEK over DSAEK are: Less percentage of rejection (1% DMEK, up to 14% DSAEK), DMEK achieves better visual outcomes.


24 hrs after surgery, air filling the eye
72hrs, small bubble, corneal edema is almost resolved.
Fuchs Corneal Dystrophy
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Dr. Esteban Santiago

+54 11-4-774-2930

+54 11-4-774-9004

Luis M. Campos 250 Piso1- Dpto."O"  Belgrano

Buenos Aires, Argentina

C.P. 1426 BON - CABA

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