DMEK Wetlab Courses in the US
Since 2000, NIIOS has been organizing hands-on wetlab courses to train corneal surgeons in advanced lamellar keratoplasty techniques, like DLEK, DSEK, DMEK, DALK and Bowman layer transplantation. Given the continued interest in NIIOS courses for over 15 years, wetlab courses with the exact same set-up as in Holland, which have been proven effective, are now being offered in the USA through a collaboration with American corneal surgeons in Birmingham, Alabama. We also offer a one-day DMEK wetlab course in San Diego, California. The course in Alabama consists of a two-day program with live DMEK surgeries on the first day and a hands-on DMEK wetlab on the second day. The course in California consists of a one-day program with information on DMEK and a hands-on DMEK wetlab with training in both graft preparation and DMEK surgery.