Both donor and host cornea are manually dissected. Differently, in Descemet’s stripping automated endothelial keratoplasty (DSAEK) the donor dissection is carried out using a mechanical microkeratome. DSAEK is described as the procedure of choice for corneal endothelial failure in many centers.What is the CPT code for corneal transplant?
• 65756 (Keratoplasty (corneal transplant); endothelial and any successor code or new code describing a new type of corneal transplant procedure that uses eye banked corneal tissue.What is a DSAEK procedure?
DSAEK is a partial thickness cornea transplant procedure that involves selective removal of the patient's Descemet membrane and endothelium, followed by transplantation of donor corneal endothelium in addition to donor corneal stroma (Figure 8). The transplanted tissue is approximately 100-200 microns thick.