DMEK: Beyond the Learning Curve

Presented by Nicole Fram, M.D.

Join us, as Nicole Fram, MD illustrates her personal guide to working with a graft that is notably much thinner and sometimes more challenging to work with than other grafts.

This webinar, based on Dr. Fram’s own experiences, will provide you with a detailed journey through the DMEK procedure in order to prepare you for:

✓ Preoperative Considerations: Careful choices that will result in a successful outcome.
✓ Intraoperative Challenges: How to manage challenging eyes. The real deal!  
✓ Postoperative Monitoring and Imaging: Utilization of anterior segment OCT to monitor graft attachment, function and timing to rebubbling. 


Meet the Presenter: Nicole Fram, M.D.
Dr. Nicole Fram is an ophthalmologist with a sub-specialty in corneal and external disease. She is a Clinical Instructor of Ophthalmology, David Geffen School of Medicine, Jules Stein Eye Institute, UCLA and has an expertise in premium cataract surgery, anterior segment reconstruction, refractive surgery and cornea and external disease.

Dr. Fram received her medical degree from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) National Honor Medical Society. She completed her residency at the prestigious Wills Eye Institute in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania where she served as Chief Resident. Following her residency, Dr. Fram completed a one-year fellowship in Cornea, External Disease and Uveitis at the Francis I. Proctor Foundation, University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) where her research interests included innovative corneal transplantation techniques including Descemet’s Stripping Automated Endothelial Keratoplasty (DSAEK) and Deep Anterior Lamellar Keratoplasty (DALK). Dr. Fram is an active member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and The Castroviejo Cornea Society.