Descemet's Membrane Endothelial Keratoplasty (DMEK) - Pull-Through Technique with Novel Infusion Forceps
View this free surgical video demonstrating and explaining the Descemet’s Membrane Endothelial Keratoplasty (DMEK) procedure using Endothelium-In Pull-Through Technique with Novel Infusion Forceps. DMEK is a partial thickness cornea transplant procedure where the patient's Descemet membrane (DM) and endothelium are replaced by a donor graft that includes the DM and endothelium.The procedure is performed by Divya Srikumaran, MD, from Johns Hopkins Medicine/ Wilmer Eye Institute.
Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology
Johns Hopkins Wilmer Eye Institute
Divya Srikumaran, MD, is an associate professor of ophthalmology in the Division of Cornea and External Disease at the Johns Hopkins Wilmer Eye Institute. She received her M.D. degree from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, after which she completed her ophthalmology residency and cornea fellowship training at the Wilmer Eye Institute. Dr. Srikumaran’s research interest includes the assessment of corneal transplant outcomes and risk factors for receiving keratoplasty through big data sources including administrative claims data. She received the Hoskins Center IRIS Registry Research Fund Award through the American Academy of Ophthalmology as well as the EBAA Pilot Research grant to study real-world endothelial keratoplasty outcomes. Dr. Srikumaran is leading a team to integrate Wilmer’s Clinical data into the IRIS registry and the SOURCE EHR repository. She is also a renowned educator and currently serves as Vice Chair of Education and was previously residency program director. As Vice Chair of Education, she has an interest in medical education and studying best practices to support doctors in training. Blending her passion for both education and expertise in corneal surgery, Dr. Srikumaran has also studied barriers to adoption of advanced keratoplasty procedures in the US and abroad. Dr. Srikumaran is a participant in the EBAA Physician Leadership Program and serves on the Scientific Programs Committee.