The Art Of DSAEK Preparation

Honourable Mention, ASCRS Ophthalmic Photographer’s Society Competition, 2020

This photo of mine won an Honourable Mention at the 2020 American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery in the category of Surgical Photography: The Art of DSAEK Preparation.

It demonstrates the preparation of a corneal transplant tissue to treat diseased corneas. Although the technique has evolved in many ways, this technique still remains a fantastic fallback option for extremely sick or complicated eyes, restoring clarity to the ocular media and the ability to see.

Special thanks to Dr Nir Sorkin (Israel) for being the model and muse for this photograph.