• donor
  • This type of surgery is advantageous in that there is no endothelial rejection because the host's endothelium remains intact and does not affect the endothelial condition of the donor cornea. (bmj.com)
  • Easy dissection of PDL layer in infant (less than 1 year), pediatric (1- 15 years) and young donor (15 -40 years) is an added advantage in PDEK procedure, which helps in transfer of viable endothelial cells with maximum regenerating capacity from this group of donors. (wikipedia.org)
  • The donor corneoscleral rim (donor cornea) is placed on the eye mount with the endothelial side facing the surgeon. (wikipedia.org)