Descemet’s Membrane Endothelial Keratoplasty
DMEK is one of the latest surgical techniques in corneal transplantation that may provide patients with quicker recovery times along with better visual acuity. We ensure surgeons have access to pre-cut tissue, prepared to their specifications, for this advanced procedure.Request Tissue
Details / Specifications
We ensure surgeons have access to pre‑cut tissue for this advanced procedure. Learn more about DMEK tissue below.
Preparation & Customization
We offer a comprehensive portfolio of corneal transplant tissue, processed to the exacting standards set by the FDA and the Eye Bank Association of America. We regularly handle more corneas than any other U.S. eye bank. CorneaGen technicians have processed more than 45,000 corneas.
The Descemet’s membrane is manually stripped from the posterior stroma over approximately 75% or greater of the corneal surface.
During transport to the OR, the detached portion of the Descemet’s membrane may lift and float safely in the media with the hinge attached.
Customize your request with your preference for tissue thickness, age range, and cell count.
- Center Dot with Marked Hinge
- Center Dot with 2mm “S” Stamp
CorneaGen offers research tissue on special request. For more information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Delivering tissue, on-time, the day of your scheduled surgery (unless requested earlier).
CorneaGen strictly adheres to safe shipping standards for local, national and international corneal tissue orders.
This starts with ensuring that tissue is packed appropriately in a container that maintains cooling for the duration of the shipment. The containers we use are inexpensive, but effective for transporting tissue to and from eye banks, surgeons and surgery centers.
We performed a study to validate our tissue shipping methods. Access the full report published in Cornea: The Journal of Cornea and External Disease, or read the abstract.
We ship tissue to arrive on the day you request delivery. Please order tissue at least seven days in advance of the scheduled surgery. Learn more on the Order Tissue page.
If you need to return tissue, contact the lab that fulfilled your tissue request immediately. We are available 24/7.
The contact information for the lab is located on the box and paperwork received with the tissue. If you cannot locate those materials, please call (877) 682-8502.
We will work with you to arrange return transportation, confirm shipment details and packaging instructions. A courier will pick up the returned tissue package.
Keratoplasty techniques are changing and CorneaGen is right on the cutting edge. They have been there from the beginning and understand what it takes to provide the best service.
Neil Griffin, MDSouthern Pines, NC
The CorneaGen team understands my needs and always provides high quality service. I could get my tissue anywhere but choose to use the best.
John B. Cotter, MDSan Luis Obispo, CA
I am continuously impressed by the quality of CorneaGen’s precut tissue and would highly recommend them.
Deepinder K. Dhaliwal, MDPittsburgh, PA
To advance the transfer of knowledge within the cornea ecosystem, we offer world-class surgeon educational offerings.
Advanced DMEK: Complicated Cases
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The Eye Bank Difference
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Discover the DMEK Difference with Geuder Pre-Loaded Glass Cannula
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DMEK Made Easy with the Geuder Pre-Loaded Glass Cannula
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Take DMEK to the Next Level
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DMEK Round-Table Discussion
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Pre-Loaded Tissue for DMEK Tips, Tricks, and Technique
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DSAEK or DMEK? Find Out Which is Best!
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If you need assistance with reimbursement of corneal tissue, CorneaGen is pleased to provide its customers with reimbursement and medical claims assistance to help guide you in billing corneal tissue to your local Medicare carrier and other commercial insurance carriers.
Adverse Reaction Reporting
If you have had any complications occur in your recipients, we ask you please file a report with us so that we may comply with EBAA and FDA regulations.
CorneaGen’s labs maintain the highest levels of quality through review by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and are a member of the American Association of Tissue Banks (AATB). For more information, please contact our Quality Assurance and Regulatory Affairs Department at (877) 682-8502.