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Advanced Corneal Surgery ALK/DSAEK/DMEK Course by Moria @ SNEC


The Singapore National Eye Centre (SNEC) is pleased to organise a 3-day course comprising didactic lectures, hands-on wetlabs, live surgery and clinical case presentations to provide corneal surgeons and ophthalmologists looking aftercorneal patients with advice on the management of such patients.


Venue : Training Room, Level 4, Tower Block, Singapore National Eye Centre

Date:  31 August - 2 September 2019


Course Directors:

Prof Jodhbir S. MEHTA



A/ Prof Marcus ANG



Adj Assoc Prof LIM Li

Dr ONG Hon Ching


Course Outline:

1. Lecture Topics

Penetrating keratoplasty versus lamellar keratoplasty (ALK) –Why change?

Anterior lamellar keratoplasty: Indications, surgical techniques of manual ALK, deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty (DALK) with modified Big Bubble technique, automated lamellar therapeutic keratoplasty (ALTK), femtosecond laser-assisted ALK, preoperative and postoperative management

Endothelial keratoplasty (EK): Indications, surgical techniques of Descemet’s-stripping automated endothelial keratoplasty (DSAEK), preoperative and postoperative management, introduction to Descemet’s membrane endothelial keratoplasty (DMEK) and femtosecond laser-assisted EK

Corneal imaging techniques: Review of anterior segment OCT (ASOCT) devices, use of ASOCT in diagnosis and pre-, intra- and postoperative management in corneal and refractive surgery


2. Hands-on wetlab experience - ALK, ALTK, DALK, DSAEK


3. Live surgery of Lamellar Keratoplasty (ALK, ALTK, DSAEK, DMEK). of ALTK and EK Donor preparation followed by DSAEK in Asian eyes


4. Clinical examination of ALK and DSAEK patients


The emphasis of this programme is on selective tissue transplantation particularly with different forms of lamellar surgery e.g. ALK/DALK as well as DSAEK.


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