Hi. I'm online and happy to answer your question today.
do you know why your last two DEAEK were rejected?
And why your surgeon believes that a PK will have a better survival chance?
The first was it had been damaged in transport.
The second did not attach itself after I had an emergency surgery to remove the water which had caused extreme headaches!! I can't answer the last question until I speak to Dr. Salinger. Can you help me?
Hi. sorry we keep missing each other on the chat system....
If there has been two failures of the DSAEK it is possible that the inner aspect of your cornea (where the endothelium attaches) is no longer healthy enough to support a new graft. Also, to do the DSAEK surgery it is necessary to be able to see what you are doing through the host cornea.....perhaps yours is no longer clear enough to do the surgery safely.
If the doctor is willing to attempt another DSAEK procedure, and feels that, all things being equal, it has a good chance of working this time, I would go with that first. If things go to pot again, you can always fall back on a full thickness corneal transplant.
Hi. Welcome to chat.
Now that you are here.....what condition lead to you needing DSAEK? Is your surgeon a corneal specialist?
I have Fuchs dystrophy and Dr. Salinger is a cornea specialist
Ok. Fuchs dystrophy responds well to DSAEK and PK. Cornea specialist is good.
It may be that you have just had bad luck these last two times. Tissue damaged in transport happens and pressure/fluid problems happens. I'd go for the DSAEK if Dr. Salinger feels it is a good idea. What are your thoughts on the issue?
My mom lives in West Palm Beach too....
I guess you have gone offline.
Your back :)
My system says you have been typing for over ten minutes now....I think the system may be stuck. We can continue on Q&A