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Friday, April 26, 2013

THERAPEUTIC KERATOPLASTY VS. PKP FOR ABMD



This study in the American Journal of Ophthalmology  investigates  therapeutic keratoplasty vs. penetrating keratoplasty (corneal transplant) for anterior corneal basement membrane dystrophy.  It concludes:

Deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty with the big-bubble technique provided comparable visual and optical results as PK and resulted in less endothelial damage, as well as eliminating endothelial rejection in macular corneal dystrophy. Deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty surgery is a viable option for macular corneal dystrophy without endothelial involvement.

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