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Precut donor tissue for Descemet stripping automated keratoplasty: anterior hinged lamella on versus off
  1. Domenico Amato1,
  2. Augusto Pocobelli2
  1. 1IRCCS, G B Bietti Foundation, Rome, Italy
  2. 2Eye Bank of Rome, S Giovanni-Addolorata Hospital, Rome, Italy
  1. Correspondence to Dr Domenico Amato, IRCCS, G B Bietti Foundation, Via Livenza 3, 00198 Rome, Italy; damato{at}

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We thank Drs Stoeger and Terry for their interest in our article, and we appreciate their comments on the quality assessment of precut tissue for Descemet stripping automated endothelial keratoplasty (DSAEK) performed in the eye bank. We agree with most of their points, including the fact that the clinical outcomes and dislocation rates are mainly related to the surgical technique used to perform DSAEK. The number of donor cells that survive …

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