Author, year of study Surgical technique Number of eyes Follow-up (months) Mean endothelial cell loss (%)
McCauley et al. [114], 2011 DMAEK 40 6 31
Dirisamer et al. [115], 2011 DMEK 173 6 33.9
Ham et al. [112], 2009 DMEK 35 6 28.3
Price et al. [104], 2009 DMEK 38 6 32
Ham et al. [116], 2009 DMEK 7 24 34
Melles et al. [117], 2008 DMEK 7 6 22
Terry et al. [118], 2009 DSAEK 100 12 29
Terry et al. [119], 2008 DSAEK 350 12 36
Terry et al. [17], 2008 DSAEK 80 12 39
Bahar et al. [16], 2008 DSAEK 45 12 36
Price and Price [19], 2008 DSAEK 34 24 41
Gorovoy [41], 2006 DSAEK 16 12 40
Price and Price [19], 2008 DSEK 34 24 42
Nieuwendaal et al. [125], 2006 DSEK 19 24 42
Bahar et al. [16], 2008 DSEK 16 12 38
Bahar et al. [16], 2008 DLEK 68 12 43
Terry et al. [18], 2007 DLEK 97 24 37
Van Dooren et al. [126], 2004 DLEK 10 24 46
Bertelmann et al. [14], 2006 PK 293 24 49
Bourne et al. [120], 2001 PK 34 12 45
Frueh and Bohnke [121], 2000 PK 24 24 29
Lass et al. [122], 1992 PK 62 12 18
Culbertson et al. [123], 1982 PK 39 12 34
Bourne [124], 1980 PK 34 12 45
Abbreviations: DMAEK: Descemet’s Membrane Automatic Endothelial Keratoplasty; DMEK: Descemet’s Membrane Endothelial Keratoplasty; DSAEK: Descemet’s Stripping Automatic Endothelial Keratoplasty; DSEK: Descemet’s Stripping Endothelial Keratoplasty; DLEK: Deep Lamellar Endothelial Keratoplasty; PK: Penetrating Keratoplasty
Table 1: Endothelial cell loss following keratoplasty.