Custom DMEK Courses for Eye Bank Professionals

NIIOS Academy organizes hands-on courses for technicians, medical biologists and other eye bank professionals who want to learn more about preparing tissue for DMEK (Descemet membrane endothelial keratoplasty). Each course is customized to the participants’ wishes.

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 prerequisite for a successful clinical outcome after DMEK is a graft harvesting technique that yields consistent results, that is, controlled graft preparation with minimal endothelial cell damage.
Our specialists at Amnitrans EyeBank Rotterdam use the ‘no-touch’ technique: the graft tissue does not come into contact with any instruments during manual preparation.

A team of enthusiastic medical biologists is waiting to welcome you in Rotterdam and share the details of this procedure with you, including our protocols and experiences.