Our newest and best corneal transplant procedure is Descemet’s stripping endothelial keratoplasty (DSEK). This procedure has significantly improved outcomes in canine corneal transplantation. The goal of DSEK is to take a completely opaque CED compromised cornea and to selectively transplant only the diseased endothelium. Ultimately, this will result in fewer post-operative complications, lower rates of rejection, and increased visual outcomes.
Animal Vision Center of Virginia is one of only a small handful of practices in the world that is currently performing DSEK to restore sight in dogs, and we are proud to offer this therapy option.
If you have a pet, or a patient, in the early stages of CED, please call us at 757-749-4838 to discuss treatment options. We are also partnering with our referring veterinary practices in the corneal donation process. If you would like to help us save vision in affected animals please contact us, or see our “Be a Hero” brochure for more information.