What do we know about Descemet’s Stripping Endothelial Keratoplasty (DSEK)? Why should you be doing it? Essentially refractive neutral; rapid visual recovery; tectonically stronger eye intra-operatively and post-operatively; even with a loss of a line of Snellen vision, many patients prefer DSEK eye; accepted as the standard of care for Fuchs’ Dystrophy and Pseudophakic Bullous Keratopathy; eye banks now provide pre-cut tissue.
Descemet’s Membrane Endothelial Keratoplasty (DMEK) is intended to be refractive neutral. May address the most common reason for repeat DSEK: wrinkles/folds in visual area of graft. DMEK makes the eye look perfect. May not replace DSEK for some cases; need to know when DMEK and when DSEK.
Participating physicians bring the following items (please label your instruments with your name).
You may bring your practice tissue with you or have your eye bank ship it to us.
Please use Fed-Ex “First Overnight Delivery” so that we receive the tissue on the first day of the course. IMPORTANT: Identify the shipping container as RESEARCH tissue, so that it is not combined with surgical tissue. Address your package to:
Price Vision Group
Attention: DSEK Course – Your Name
9002 N. Meridian Street, Suite 100
Indianapolis, IN 46260 USA
There is no good equivalent for human eyes. Fresh eyes always are preferable. Physicians coming from outside of North America: we will coordinate with Vision Share (a not-for-profit consortium of eye banks) to arrange practice tissue.
Business casual. Ties and jackets are not necessary. Please refrain from wearing perfumes and colognes. Meeting rooms are cool, you may want to bring a sweater. Scrubs will be provided for the live surgery.
Homewood Suites by Hilton. The 2014 discounted room rate for Price Vision Group guests is $104 per night for a King or Twin Master Suite at the Homewood Suites by Hilton located at 2501 E. 86th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46240, about three miles from Price Vision Group. A complimentary breakfast buffet and evening hors d’oeuvres are included in the rate. All rooms are suites with separate bedroom and living room, and a kitchen.
Shuttle Service: Homewood Suites provides a shuttle to Price Vision Group. Please confirm your need for the shuttle when you check in. The shuttle is available to locations within five miles of Homewood Suites (not to the airport).
Reservations: Please call the hotel directly at (317) 202-3451 and ask for Danny Coffin. Then ask for the DSEK Group (Price Vision Group).
Taxi rates from the Indianapolis International Airport (IND) to Price Vision Group and our preferred hotel, Homewood Suites by Hilton, generally are about $65 one-way. For a better taxi fare, you may reserve a taxi with Carmel Circle City Cab at a rate of $40 one-way (317-848-5757).
Approximately 35 miles from the Indianapolis International Airport (IND). Travel time: 45 minutes, depending upon traffic.
To Price Vision Group: From the Indianapolis International Airport (IND), start out going West on I-70; merge onto I-465 N and then I-465 E to US31/Meridian Street Exit 31. Proceed a half mile south on Meridian and turn West onto 91st Street. Price Vision Group is located in the Lakeview Office Park on the SW corner of 91st and Meridian. Enter from the west parking.
To Homewood Suites: From the Indianapolis International Airport (IND), start out going West on I-70; merge onto I-465 N and then I-465 E to Exit 33 (Keystone Avenue). South on Keystone Avenue and exit onto 86th Street (Nora/Castleton). West onto 86th Street. Homewood Suites by Hilton is on the left after Haverstick Road.