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All Posts Tagged: Fuchs’ Dystrophy

Ken Clifton’s Vision is Restored through DMEK and Corneal Transplant

Ken Clifton suffered from poor vision his entire life due to a birth defect in one eye, but when he was diagnosed with Fuchs’ Dystrophy in 2010, his vision turned from poor to painful – with blisters on the back of his eye and increasingly distorted vision. Dr. John Parker of Parker Cornea performed DMEK surgery, a corneal transplant, cataract transplant and lens implant, which restored Mr. Clifton’s vision to better than it had ever been in his entire life. Watch his story:

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DMEK vs. DSAEK

Which is Better: DMEK or DSAEK?

When a patient is faced with impaired vision or eye pain due to Fuchs’ dystrophy, it can be difficult to know which procedure – DMEK or DSAEK – is the most appropriate to treat the disease. In some eye hospitals or ophthalmic centers, this is a controversial topic due to differences in surgeon experience. However, each procedure has its own advantages, that – when compared – can make the choice clear.

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DMEK

DMEK Gives Mark Boesel his Color Back

You don’t notice the color fading from your life until you get it back.

That was the experience Mark Boesel had two days after his DMEK surgery, when he opened his eyes and – for the first time in years – saw his backyard in its true color.

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Welcome to the Parker Cornea Blog

Welcome to the Parker Cornea blog! We are so glad you have found us. Parker Cornea is a professional and specialized ophthalmology practice that offers cutting-edge procedures to patients across the world. Parker Cornea is located within the UAB Callahan Eye Foundation Hospital in Birmingham, Ala., but also performs surgeries in Nicaragua every year as part of Dr. Parker and Parker Cornea’s mission work efforts.

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