Results of therapeutic keratoplasty using fresh donor cornea

S. Igarashi, J. Shimazaki, K. Tsubota

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Abstract

We reviewed 33 cases of therapeutic keratoplasty using fresh donor cornea followed up for 3 months or longer. The causative lesions were bacterial ulcer 8 eyes, fungal corneal ulcer 4 eyes, herpetic corneal ulcer 6 eyes and peripheral ulcerative keratitis 5 eyes. These eyes were treated by either penetrating or lamellar keratoplasty. Transparent graft was attained in 67%. The visual acuity improved in 61%. The findings show the value of therapeutic keratoplasty using fresh donor cornea for active keratitis or corneal perforations that fail to respond to medical therapy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)204-209
Number of pages6
JournalJapanese Journal of Clinical Ophthalmology
Volume52
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1998 Jan 1
Externally publishedYes

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology

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