1st Edition

Mastering DALK A Video Textbook on Deep Anterior Lamellar Keratoplasty

By Soosan Jacob Copyright 2019

    Due to its instantaneous and visible results for patients both anatomically and visually, anterior lamellar keratoplasty is a field of great interest to corneal surgeons. Newer techniques of DALK, femtosecond assisted DALK, TILK, and more have inherent advantages that make them supersede older techniques of keratoplasty by far.

    Mastering DALK: A Video Textbook on Deep Anterior Lamellar Keratoplasty by Dr. Soosan Jacob combines the practical explanation of written text with the dynamic demonstration of surgical videos.

    From pre-operative to post-operative patient management and every surgical technique in between, this unique book and its included video website is a complete education on DALK. This includes the history and basics of lamellar keratoplasty, as well as tutorials on various surgical techniques currently in use, advice for complex situations, and management of possible complications.

    Each chapter includes high-quality photographs and illustrations and is paired with videos on the accompanying website to demonstrate techniques and provide step-by-step instructions. The surgeries in these videos are performed and narrated by the same team of leading international experts who have also written all of the clinical tips, tricks, and pearls of wisdom throughout the book.

    Some videos include:

    • Retrieving the Lost Bubble
    • DALK Surgery with Type 1 Big Bubble
    • Groove Peel DALK
    • Femtosecond Laser Assisted DALK
    • SMILE Away a Dermoid
    Any surgeon looking to add anterior lamellar keratoplasty to their practice will appreciate the digestible nature of Mastering DALK: A Video Textbook on Deep Anterior Lamellar Keratoplasty, which provides both the crucial detail of a book and the irreplaceable value of visual demonstration.



    About the Editor

    Contributing AuthorsPreface

    Foreword by Bennie H. Jeng, MD?

    Chapter 1 History of Anterior Lamellar Keratoplasty Sujatha Mohan, MBBS, DO, MCh, FRCS, FACS; Bina John, MBBS, DNB, FRCS; and Sriram Annavajjhala, MBBS, DOMS (DNB)

    Chapter 2 Anterior Lamellar Versus Penetrating Keratoplasty Leopoldo Spadea, MD and Vittoria De Rosa, MD

    Chapter 3 Evaluation of the Patient and Decision Making in Anterior Lamellar Keratoplasty Ashiyana Nariani, MD, MPH; Terry Kim, MD; Melissa B. Daluvoy, MD; and Alan N. Carlson, MD

    Chapter 4 Superficial Anterior Lamellar Keratoplasty Mukesh Patil, MBBS, MD, FICO, FAICO; Noopur Gupta, MBBS, MS, DNB, PhD; Murugesan Vanathi, MBBS, MD; and Radhika Tandon, MBBS, MD, DNB, MNAMS, FRCS(Ed), FRCOphth, MNASI

    Chapter 5 The Big Bubble Technique Alaa M. Eldanasoury, MD; Sherif Said Tolees, FRCS; and Harkaran S. Bains, BHSc Oph

    Chapter 6 Pre-Descemetic DALK Rishi Swarup, FRCS and T. Suchi Smitha, MS, DNB, FCRS

    Chapter 7 The Melles Technique C. Maya Tong, BSc, MD; Jack Parker, MD, PhD; Korine van Dijk, BOptom, PhD; Rénuka S. Birbal, MD; and Gerrit R. J. Melles, MD, PhD

    Chapter 8 Intraoperative Optical Coherence Tomography in DALK Kristin E. Hirabayashi, MD and Charles C. Lin, MD

    Chapter 9 Primary Pre-Descemetic DALK in Acute Corneal Hydrops and Non–Big Bubble DALK in Older Patients Soosan Jacob, MS, FRCS, DNB, MNAMS and Areeckal Incy Saijimol, BSc

    Chapter 10 DALK in Complex Situations: Corneal Infections, Chemical Burns, and Others Namrata Sharma, MD; Deepali Singhal, MD, DNB, FICO, FICO Cornea; Pranita Sahay, MD; and Prafulla Maharana, MD

    Chapter 11 Complications After DALK Claudia Perez-Straziota, MD and Ronald N. Gaster, MD, FACS

    Chapter 12 Interface Tattooing With Fibrin Glue–Assisted Superficial Anterior Lamellar Keratoplasty Using Small Incision Lenticule Extraction Lenticule for Limbal Dermoids Soosan Jacob, MS, FRCS, DNB, MNAMS and Smita Narasimhan, MBBS

    Chapter 13 Corneal Allogenic Intrastromal Ring Segments: An Alternative to DALK in Certain Situations Soosan Jacob, MS, FRCS, DNB, MNAMS?Video Appendix: Pre-Descemetic DALK Video Lim Li, MBBS, FRCS(Ed), MMed(Ophth), FAMS(S'pore)Financial Disclosures



    Soosan Jacob, MS, FRCS, DNB, MNAMS is Director and Chief, Dr. Agarwal’s Refractive and Cornea Foundation (DARCF) and Senior Consultant, Cataract and Glaucoma Services, Dr. Agarwal’s Group of Eye Hospitals, Chennai, India. She is a noted speaker, widely respected for her innovative techniques and management of complex surgical scenarios. She conducts courses and delivers lectures in numerous national and international conferences; has been the recipient of Intraocular Implant and Refractive Society of India Special Gold Medal, Journal of Refractive Surgery (JRS) Waring Medal for Editorial Excellence, International Society of Refractive Surgery (ISRS) Kritzinger Memorial award, Connecticut Society of Eye Physicians Innovator’s award, European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (ESCRS) John Henahan Award for Young Ophthalmologist, American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) International Ophthalmologist Education award, AAO International Scholar award, AAO Achievement award, American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS) Top-Gun Instructor award, Uttarakhand State Ophthalmological Society gold medal, AM Gokhale award and oration, Bruce Jackson oration, Harold Stein Innovator lecture, of ASCRS Golden Apple award two times. In addition, she has won more than 50 prestigious international awards for her surgical videos on her innovations and challenging cases at prestigious international conferences in the United States and Europe. She has authored more than 100 peer-reviewed publications, more than 200 chapters in 34 textbooks, and is editor for 17 ophthalmology textbooks and reviewer for many prestigious journals.

    Her surgeries and surgical techniques have often been Editor’s Choice in prestigious international ophthalmic websites, such as AAO/ONE network, ISRS, and Eyetube. She has two popular bimonthly columns, “Complications in Cataract and Refractive Surgery” and “Everything You Want to Know About” in the prestigious EuroTimes magazine published by ESCRS. She is also the first surgeon internationally to be featured in a dedicated webpage by the EuroTimes. She has her own surgical educational YouTube channel, Dr. Soosan Jacob, with more than 8000 subscribers. Her video blog “Journey into the Eye—A Surgeon’s Video Blog” in the prestigious Ocular Surgery News, USA and her Facebook pages also feature her surgical videos.

    Her life and work have been featured on the Ocular Surgery News cover page, “5Q” interview (prestigious Cataract and Refractive Surgery Today [CRST]), “Sound Off” column (CRST), and “One Day in the Life of…” (CRST). She is also the first researcher internationally to be interviewed in the prestigious CRST “Researcher’s Column.”