DSALK is the substitution of cornea layer from a donor onto the surface of an eye that has a structural disability or anterior scarring, replacing just the diseased surface. Dr. Siepser has been at the forefront of this technology with impressive results in this new procedure, which corrects keratoconus or other anterior surface diseases. The procedure provides patents with better opportunities for stable and long term visual recovery.
Dr. Siepser, regionally respected for complex procedures, recently presented a professional paper reporting critical data after performing this very rare operation 14 times. Many patients find after this successful operation they not only have the best vision they have ever had but they are also free of glasses or contacts. The procedure takes 30 minutes and is performed as an outpatient. The vision returns quickly but good clarity is only obtained initially with an additional contact lens. Once the eye has healed the sutures are removed about one year later. When the cornea has fully stabilized Laser Vision Correction is done to provide the patient with the best-uncorrected visual acuities possible with their eyes.
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