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Services and Offerings 2018-08-13T15:11:59+00:00

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Lions Eye Bank of Wisconsin (LEBW) performs approximately 1,200 donor recoveries and places more than 1,800 corneas for transplant annually. Tissue is prepared by experienced medical technicians, providing surgeons and researchers with the highest quality eye tissue in a variety of tissue types to fit your patient’s needs.

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Processed Tissue

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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.

DMEK

Descemet’s Membrane Endothelial Keratoplasty

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

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.

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.

Unprocessed Tissue

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”

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 (whole & quarter only) 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.