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DMEK complications management and patient selection
This webinar is geared toward the transitioning DMEK surgeon looking to increase their chances of success as they begin to implement this technique. First, Dr. Cervantes will review patient selection and surgical planning to help surgeons understand which patients will make ideal candidates and which ones won’t. Second, he’ll explore complications that arise, primarily ones that are unique to DMEK. Dr. Cervantes will cover some pearls and surgical thoughts that might help prevent complications and minimize operator stress should they occur. Lastly, he’ll present some personal experiences from Eversight virtual wet labs, a learning platform that is unique to Eversight and provides surgeons a guided experience from comfort of their own surgical scope as they take on DMEK.

May 12, 2021 07:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Lorenzo Cervantes, MD
@Connecticut Eye Specialists
Lorenzo Cervantes, MD, is a board-certified ophthalmologist and a fellowship-trained specialist in cornea, external disease, cataract and refractive surgery. He received his medical degree from the Downstate Medical Center – College of Medicine at the State University of New York, where he was elected a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. He completed residency in ophthalmology at North Shore/LIJ Health System in New York and fellowship at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. His clinical practice interests include medical and surgical management of corneal diseases, small incision and complex cataract surgery, repair of intraocular lenses and refractive surgery, including LASIK. He is experienced in the most advanced corneal transplant procedures, including DMEK, DSEK, DALK and use of the Boston Keratoprosthesis. Dr. Cervantes is an experienced and accomplished surgeon, having performed several thousand intraocular procedures.