DMEK Step-by-Step (2018 AAO Live Demo)

Presented By: Brandon D. Ayres, M.D.

CorneaGen invites you to view Dr. Brandon D. Ayres’s AAO booth presenation on his experiences with DMEK with the Pre-Loaded Geuder Glass Cannula. He shares:



His standard surgical procedures

✓ How to best handle and utilize the Pre-Loaded Geuder Glass Cannula
✓ Live demostration of how to insert and unfold tissue graft
✓ Live Q&A with audiance members


Presenter: Brandon D. Ayres, M.D.
Dr. Brandon Ayres has been part of the Cornea Service at the Wills Eye Hospital since 2005, and has been part of Ophthalmic Partners since 2007. He serves as an Assistant Surgeon at Wills Eye Hospital and is an instructor at Jefferson Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University. He currently has staff privileges at Wills Eye Hospital, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, and Virtua Health System in South Jersey.

Dr. Ayres is an active participant in resident and fellow education and in clinical research. In his first year as an Attending on the Cornea Service, he became the youngest recipient of the Golden Apple Award at Wills Eye. He continues to lecture nationally and internationally at numerous academic conferences. One of his publications was selected as a “Best of Session” at the American Academy of Ophthalmology for 2013. Dr. Ayres is a member of the ASCRS Complex Cataract Committee.

Dr. Ayres is board certified in ophthalmology and specializes in all forms of corneal transplantation including full thickness corneal transplants, Descemets’ stripping endothelial keratoplasty (DSEK), deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty (DALK), and keratoprosthesis. He was the first person at Wills Eye Hospital to perform Descemets’ membrane endothelial keratoplasty (DMEK). He also has an interest in repair of traumatic eye injuries and anterior segment repair. Dr. Ayres performs all types of refractive and cataract surgery including LASIK, phakic lens surgery for myopia, and multifocal intraocular lenses. As a corneal specialist, Dr. Ayres also treats all forms of infectious diseases of the eye and ocular surface disease (dry eye).