The EndoInjector (Previously known as the Endoshield) is the latest generation device to enable delivery of a corneal graft for Descemet’s Stripping Endothelial Keratoplasty (DSEK). This device is designed for simple one handed use and can deliver an 8 to 9 mm DSEK graft through a clear corneal incision as small as 3.2 mm.
Clinical studies have shown that injection of the DSEK graft with the EndoInjector produces only about 13% endothelial cell loss, which is significantly lower than that reported for folding techniques.
According to Dr. Juan Carlos Abad, a Harvard trained corneal surgeon practicing in Medellin, Colombia.
“The EndoInjector has simplified enormously my DSAEK surgery, having been able to do it through a small corneal incision under topical anesthesia! Compared to the other DSAEK surgical techniques, the EndoInjector has become like the time-old comparison of phacoemulsification vs extracapsular cataract extraction.
The Endoshield seems to be gentle to the corneal endothelium, the typical patient has a clear cornea with excellent visual acuity since day one and with almost a year of follow-up no undue corneal trauma has been noted so far.” – Juan Carlos Abad, MD