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Processed Tissue

Acronym Description
DALK Deep Anterior Lamellar Keratoplasty-
DALK graft consists of anterior layers of the donor cornea( epithelium to stroma). Recipient endothelial cells and Descemet’s Membrane are left in place
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DMEK DMAEK Descemet’s Membrane (Automated) Endothelial Keratoplasty:

DMEK graft consists of isolated layers of the donor cornea (Descemet’s and endothelium).

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DSEK DSAEK

 

 

Ultra-thin DSAEK

Descemet’s Stripping with (Automated) Endothelial Keratoplasty:

DSEK graft consists of isolated layers of the donor cornea (stroma, Descemet’s and endothelium). Prepared by eye bank or surgeon.

 

Ultra-thin: Customized thickness graft to meet predetermined tissue criteria. Between 60 to 200 microns thick.  Prepared by eye bank.

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LAK Laser Assisted Keratoplasty/Intralase Enabled Keratoplasty:

LAK/IEK graft consists of a donor cornea that has been laser cut using a pre-programmed algorithm to make cuts at specific depths to create specific corneal shapes. Recipient cornea is cut using the same algorithm to precisely match donor cornea.

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Unprocessed Tissue

Acronym Surgery Description
KLA  Keratolimbal Allograft KLAL graft consists of full thickness cornea with an intact 2-4 mm skirt of conjunctiva attached at the limbus.
K-pro Keratoprosthesis Corneal tissue provided for inclusion in collar button design keratoprosthesis.
LKP(Tectonic) Lamellar Keratoplasty Tectonic “patch graft” procedures For use in ocular procedures not

requiring viable cells, such as glaucoma shunt coverage, injury repair, eccentric corneal ulceration and as a spacer for some models of keratoprosthesis.

Fresh corneal tissue preserved in Optisol-GS, intended for use in procedures where a functional endothelium is not required.
PKP Penetrating Keratoplasty Full thickness donor cornea used to replace recipient cornea.
 Long- Term Cornea  For use in ocular procedures not requiring viable cells, glaucoma shunt coverage, injury repair, eccentric corneal ulceration and as a spacer for some models of keratoprosthesis.  Preserved corneal tissue in glycerin, shelf stable for up to 2 years.
 Sclera (In various sizes)  For use in ocular procedures not requiring viable cells, including glaucoma shunt coverage, injury repair, eccentric corneal ulceration, etc.  Preserved in ethyl alcohol, shelf stable for up to 2 years.

About Our Tissue

Tissue availability and distribution

The Lion’s Eye Bank of Wisconsin performs approximately 1,100 donor recoveries and places more than 1,500 corneas for transplant annually. Requests for tissue can be made through Midwire Match, or through our Surgical Services Center. Our representatives would be happy to assist you. If you are a surgeon or professional ordering online through Midwire Match, please use your account. Need an account? Contact us and let us know.


Distribution- Lindsay Vaughan
(608) 233-2354 ext.215
After hours: 608-416-0774
Fax- (608) 338-0044
Email: lvaughan@lebw.org