DSAEK Corneal Tissue Preparation Basics

Includes a Live Web Event on 05/08/2024 at 2:00 PM (EDT)

Descemet's Stripping Endothelial Keratoplasty continues to be a preferred procedure for many surgeons and eye banks have risen to the challenge of preparing tissue for this procedure. Speakers discuss the basics of preparing corneal tissue for DSAEK and highlight various methods for preparing the tissue as well as the different materials and equipment that are used. The presentation includes videos of the procedure and discussion with the speakers about their experiences with DSAEK tissue preparation. 

Participants will learn:

• How DSAEK differs from other transplant options 
• The procedure for preparing tissue for DSAEK
• The regulations and standards that apply to DSAEK tissue preparation
• Various modifications and methods that are used based on surgeon preferences
• The materials and equipment necessary
• The importance of tissue evaluations post tissue processing 

Attend this session to learn more about DSAEK tissue preparation!

Paul Graves, CEBT, CTBS

Senior Vice President of Clinical Services

Advancing Sight Network

Paul Graves, CEBT, CTBS, was born and raised in Alabama. He joined Advancing Sight Network in July of 1997 as a Transplant Coordinator. Over the years, he has been involved in all aspects of clinical eye banking, from Laboratory Manager to Director of Laboratory Services. Today, as the Senior Vice President of Clinical Services, Paul oversees the clinical processing aspects of Advancing Sight Network, from performing tissue processing itself to developing new processing procedures to assist surgeons in the care of their patients. Paul is a Certified Eye Bank Technician and a Certified Tissue Banking Specialist. Paul currently serves on the EBAA Technician Education Committee.

Chelsea Green, CEBT

Processing Services Program Coordinator

Iowa Lions Eye Bank

Chelsea Green, CEBT, is the Processing Services Manager for Iowa Lions Eye Bank. Chelsea received a BA in Gender, Women and Sexuality Studies as well as a BS in Clinical Psychology from the University of Illinois. She came to the University of Iowa in 2011 to work in medical research and worked on multiple studies before finding her way into eye banking and earning her CEBT. She has been head of the processing department at Iowa Lions Eye Bank since 2018.

Chelsea is a member of the EBAA Technician Education Committee, the EBAA Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee, multiple DEI committees at the University of Iowa, and founded the DEI Committee at Iowa Lions Eye Bank.  

Nicholas Hicks

Director, Tissue Processing


Nicholas Hicks, CEBT, is the Director of Tissue Processing at Eversight. He has been with Eversight for over 11 years, 9 of which have been focused on processing tissue. Nick currently serves on the EBAA Technician Education Committee. 


05/08/2024 at 2:00 PM (EDT)  |  60 minutes
05/08/2024 at 2:00 PM (EDT)  |  60 minutes
4 Questions
Live and Archive Viewing: 1.00 CEU credit and certificate available
Live and Archive Viewing: 1.00 CEU credit and certificate available