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Andrew_Doan said:
Is there a BCVA for post op?
Was this Sx only for preserving vision? If so, what is risk/benefit "cut-off" on BCVA for DLEK?
How significant is 29 microns of edema over 2 year period, in OS? Or did you consider 4+ guttae as more significant?
You posted topography pre & post, and you mention wavefront. I realize they are interrelated but, do you do a "true" wavefront?
How many DLEK Sx's, have been performed in the US?

Fascinating to watch, sorry for all the ?'s, I'm eating a boring lunch.
 
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The case has the wavefront now.

There are only a handful of surgeons performing DLEK in the US. I am not sure on the exact numbers. 50+ patients have been done at the U of Iowa.

Surgery is performed to preserve vision. Any risks/benefits of surgery are discussed with patients, and we let them decide if they want surgery. Most patients want surgery because the corneal edema decreases vision. Depending on where the edema is located, vision can be bad or not symptomatic.