DMEK Wetlab Courses for Beginners and Early Starters

NIIOS Academy organizes hands-on wetlab courses for general ophthalmologists and corneal surgeons who are interested in or have recently begun performing DMEK (Descemet membrane endothelial keratoplasty).

DMEK is the latest refinement and innovative technique for endothelial keratoplasty and was pioneered by NIIOS in 2006. It allows the selective replacement of the patient’s diseased Descemet membrane including its endothelium. Apart from unprecedented visual outcomes, DMEK provides additional advantages such as a near perfect restoration of the corneal anatomy, low complication rates and promising graft survival rates.

A multidisciplinary team of enthusiastic corneal surgeons, eye bank specialists and researchers is waiting to welcome you in Rotterdam and share the details of this procedure with you, including our protocols and experiences with DMEK. All this information is first-hand: NIIOS developed these techniques in-house and continues to refine them.

Almost 600 corneal surgeons have already taken this course and many have successfully started performing DMEK afterward. Feel free to have a look at our previous course participants.